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The work is rather too light, bright, and sparkling; it wants
shade; it wants to be stretched out here and there with a long<
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The distinction between children and adults, while probably useful for some purposes, is at bottom a specious one, I feel. There a ...
The love of truth, virtue, and the happiness of mankind are specious pretexts, but not the inward principles that set divines at w ...
Why should not the knowledge, the skill, the expertness, the assiduity, and the spirited hazards of trade and commerce, when crown ...
The ruin of the human heart is self-interest, which the American merchant calls self-service. We have become a self- service popul ...
Jargon is the verbal sleight of hand that makes the old hat seem newly fashionable; it gives an air of novelty and specious profun ...
Ashamed of the many frailties they feel within, all men endeavour to hide themselves, their ugly nakedness, from each other, and w ...
Towards him they bend
With awful reverence prone; and as a God
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She is a prude in her own defence ... under the specious mask of propriety, she conceals the decay of her worn-out charms.
Being a Georgia author is a rather specious dignity, on the same order as, for the pig, being a Talmadge ham.
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