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William Shenstone Quotes: Virtues, like essences, lose their fragrance when exposed. They are sensitive plants, which will not bear too familiar approaches.
         

Virtues, like essences, lose their fragrance when exposed. They are sensitive plants, which will not bear too familiar approaches.


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