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  • Therefore it is a becoming thing when true gentility prefers to overlook some variations of the class who, more from lack of cultivation than out of rude intent, sometimes almost compel a positive doubt of the nice veracity of the declaration, or at least a grief at the munificent liberality of the so-bequoted statement.

    The Complete Works of James Whitcomb Riley, Volume 10 1883


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  • Quoted to excess.

    August 6, 2008