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Washington Irving

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    ducks and geese are foolish things, and must be looked after, but girls can take care of themselves.
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    A tart temper never mellows with age, and a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use.
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    temple where the names of Homer and Shakespeare are consecrated.

    Reference to the great poet before her

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    referred glory to every enticement that wealth placed in my path. Oh, that some encouraging voice
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    of sleep; I often worked harder than the common sailors during the day and devoted my nights to the study of mathematics, the theory of medicine, and those branches of physical science from which a naval adventurer might derive the greatest practical advantage. Twice I actually hired myself as an under-mate in a Greenland whaler, and acquitted myself to admiration. I must own I felt a little proud when my captain offered me the second dignity in the vessel and entreated me to remain with the greatest earnestness, so valuable did he consider my services. And now, dear Margaret, do I not deserve to accomplish some great purpose? My life might have been passed in ease and luxury, but I p
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    services. And now, dear Margaret, do I not deserve to accomplish some great purpose? My life might have been passed in ease and luxury, but
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    I must own I felt a little proud when my captain offered me the second dignity in the vessel and entreated me to remain with the greatest earnestness, so valuable did he consider my services.
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