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Well! If the Bard was weather-wise, who made
The grand old ballad of Sir Patrick Spence,
Haf owre, haf owre to Aberdour,
It's fiftie fadom deip,
In all my travels I never met with any one Scotchman but what was a man of sense: I believe everybody of that country that has any
No one will ever shine in conversation, who thinks of saying fine things: to please, one must say many things indifferent, and man
The one book necessary to be understood by a divine, is the Bible; any others are to be read, chiefly, in order to understand that
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