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Ordinarily he was insane, but he had lucid moments when he was merely stupid


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It must require an inordinate share of vanity and presumption, too, after enjoying so much that is good and beautiful on earth, to ask the Lord for immortality in addition to it all.



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Every man, either to his terror or consolation, has some sense of religion.



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The swan, like the soul of the poet, By the dull world is ill understood.



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