Authors have established it as a kind of rule that a man ought to be dull sometimes, as the most severe reader makes allowances for many rests and nodding-places in a voluminous writer.

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Man is subject to innumerable pains and sorrows by the very condition of humanity and yet as if nat

Man is subject to innumerable pains and sorrows by the very condition of humanity, and yet as if nature had not sown evils enough in life, we are continually adding grief to grief and aggravating the common calamity by our cruel treatment of one another.

Jealousy is that pain which a man feels from the apprehension that he is not equally beloved by the

Jealousy is that pain which a man feels from the apprehension that he is not equally beloved by the person whom he entirely loves.

Method is not less requisite in conversation than in writing provided a man would talk to make hims

Method is not less requisite in conversation than in writing, provided a man would talk to make himself understood.

I will indulge my sorrows and give way to all the pangs and fury of despair.

I will indulge my sorrows and give way to all the pangs and fury of despair.

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    Someday you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.

    Someday you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.

    Readers are advised to remember that the devil is a liar.

    Readers are advised to remember that the devil is a liar.

    No man knows how bad he is till he has tried very hard to be good.

    No man knows how bad he is till he has tried very hard to be good.

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