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The quality of mercy is not strained.
It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven
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The morning rose, that untouched stands
Armed with her briars, how sweet she smells!
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Today brings the sad, glad tidings that Mrs. Abraham Lincoln has passed from that darkness which had fallen upon her path through ...
Napoleon has not been conquered by men. He was greater than any of us. God punished him because he relied solely on his own intell ...
Drinking tents were full, glasses began to clink in carriages, hampers to be unpacked, tempting provisions to be set forth, knives ...
Perhaps basketball and poetry have just a few things in common, but the most important is the possibility of transcendence. The op ...
Whether our relationship is strained or easy, hostile or amiable, we need [our mother] if only in memory or fantasy, to conjugate ...
What's past and what's to come is strewed with husks
And formless ruin of oblivion;
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In European thought in general, as contrasted with American, vigor, life and originality have a kind of easy, professional utteran ...
I have paid no poll-tax for six years. I was put into a jail once on this account, for one night; and, as I stood considering the ...
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