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I told her , ' Madam , you are contented to hear every day said to you , what the highest of mankind have died for , rather than bear . - You know , Sir , the highest of mankind have died rather than bear to be told they had uttered a ...
We can know no more than what the old writers have told us ; yet what large books we have upon it , the whole of which , excepting such parts as are taken from those old writers , is all a dream , such as Whitaker's Manchester .
He was in this like Dr. Shaw , the great traveller , who , Mr. Daines Barrington told me , used to say , “ I hate a cui bono man . " Upon being asked by a friend what he should think of a man who was apt to say non est tanti ; “ That ...
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