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    Tis ever thus: indulgence spoils the base; Raising up pride, and lawless turbulence, Like noxious vapors from the fulsome marsh When morning shines upon it.

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  2. 9

    Half-uttered praise is to the curious mind, as to the eye half-veiled beauty is, more precious than the whole.

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  3. 8

    A woman is seldom roused to great and courageous exertion but when something most dear to her is in immediate danger.

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  4. 7

    To struggle when hope is banished! To live when life's salt is gone! To dwell in a dream that's vanished! To endure, and go calmly on! The brave man is not he who feels no fear, For that were stupid and irrational; But he, whose noble soul its fear subdues, And bravely dares the danger nature shrinks from.

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  5. 6

    My day is closed! the gloom of night is come! a hopeless darkness settles over my fate.

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  6. 5

    The bliss even of a moment still is bliss.

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    I have seen the day, when, if a man made himself ridiculous, the world would laugh at him. But now, everything that is mean, disgusting, and absurd, pleases them but so much the better!

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  8. 3

    Pampered vanity is a better thing perhaps than starved pride.

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  9. 2

    A willing heart adds feather to the heel.

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  10. 1

    Good-morrow to thy sable beak, And glossy plumage, dark and sleek, Thy crimson moon and azure eye

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  11. Last Update: 16 April 2021

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