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W.H. Auden Quotes: Some writers confuse authenticity, which they ought always to aim at, with originality, which they should never bother about.
         

Some writers confuse authenticity, which they ought always to aim at, with originality, which they should never bother about.


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Some writers confuse authenticity, which they ought always to aim at, with originality, which they should never bother about.
         



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