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Jargon is the verbal sleight of hand that makes the old hat seem newly fashionable; it gives an air of novelty and specious profun ...
Lovers always believe one another's sleight-of-hand tricks.
It may be that the ignorant man, alone,
Has any chance to mate his life with life
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Writers ought to be regarded as wrongdoers who deserve to be acquitted or pardoned only in the rarest cases: that would be a way t ...
So unrecorded did it slip away,
So blind was I to see and to foresee,
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When in the chronicle of wasted time
I see descriptions of the fairest wights,
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The first day that we landed upon that fatal shore
The planters they came round us full twenty score or more,
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A lot of people say to me, "Why did you kill Christ?" "I dunno ... it was one of those parties, got out of hand, you know." We kil ...
The hand that signed the paper felled a city;
Five sovereign fingers taxed the breath,
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And Change with hurried hand has swept these scenes:
The woods have fallen, across the meadow-lot
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