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... no book ... ever competed with the Bible. The story of Ruth was better than Ramona, and the poetry of Job was better than Long ...
In short, camp mocks bad taste; kitsch exploits it. Camp arouses our sense of the ridiculous and we respond with amused tolerance. ...
I'll come up the steps to the house and the gardener will be clipping away at the hedges and he'll say, "Good evening, Mr. Younger ...
Here did she fall a tear. Here in this place
I'll set a bank of rue, sour herb-of-grace.
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The adequate study of culture, our own and those on the opposite side of the globe, can press on to fulfillment only as we learn t ...
... oh, I long to prove myself by writing! The best seems to die in me when I give it up. It is the self I love--not this efficien ...
Our national experience in Americanizing millions of Europeans whose chief wish was to become Americans has been a heady wine whic ...
We have not the motive to prepare ourselves for a "life-work" of teaching, of social work--we know that we would lay it down with ...
The happiest excitement in life is to be convinced that one is fighting for all one is worth on behalf of some clearly seen and de ...
The mere fact of leaving ultimate social control in the hands of the people has not guaranteed that men will be able to conduct th ...
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