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As far as I have gone, it is all desk-fancy and "book larning" -- parrotism, in short ....
Memories of Hawthorne
Numerous passages of this kind might be quoted, attacking the "monkeyism" and "parrotism" of those who indiscriminately adopted foreign manners and customs -- those who
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