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It is the fragrant lack of practicality that makes high-heeled shoes so fascinating: in terms of static mechanics they induce a so ...
The nation looked upon him as a deserter, and he shrunk into insignificancy and an earldom.... He was fixed in the house of lords, ...
His eloquence was of every kind, and he excelled in the argumentative as well as in the declamatory way. But his invectives were t ...
One of the most singular facts about the unwritten history of this country is the consummate ability with which Southern influence ...
One writes of scars healed, a loose parallel to the pathology of the skin, but there is no such thing in the life of an individual ...
The planter, the farmer, the mechanic, and the laborer ... form the great body of the people of the United States, they are the bo ...
Trusting as we did to the virtue of the people, the real people, not the politicians and demagogues, we passed through the most re ...
An oblong puddle inset in the coarse asphalt; like a fancy footprint filled to the brim with quicksilver; like a spatulate hole th ...
O mighty Caesar! Dost thou lie so low?
Are all thy conquests, glories, triumphs, spoils,
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The sixth age shifts
Into the lean and slippered pantaloon,
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