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Ye Highlands and ye Lawlands.
Oh! where hae ye been?
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Who knows but we may count among our intellectual chickens
Like them an Earl of Thackeray and p'raps a Duke of
Dickens--
Books, gentlemen, are a species of men, and introduced to them you circulate in the "very best society" that this world can furnis ...
It is remarkable that almost all speakers and writers feel it to be incumbent on them, sooner or later, to prove or acknowledge th ...
Here lieth the worthy warrior
Who never bloodied sword;
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What a treat to hear Thy Word
Where the bones of leading statesmen,
Have so often been interred.
Approval of what is approved of
Is as false as a well-kept vow.
Down came the hairy talons
and horrible poison blade
And none of the garden noticed
that fizzing, hopeless fight.
The world can doubtless never be well known by theory: practice is absolutely necessary; but surely it is of great use to a young ...
Whoever is admitted or sought for, in company, upon any other account than that of his merit and manners, is never respected there ...
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