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Joseph Addison Quotes: An ostentatious man will rather relate a blunder or an absurdity he has committed, than be debarred from talking of his own dear person.
         

An ostentatious man will rather relate a blunder or an absurdity he has committed, than be debarred from talking of his own dear person.


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