My books kept me from the ring, the dog-pit, the tavern, and the saloon.—The associate of Pope and Addison, the mind accustomed to the noble though silent discourse of Shakespeare and Milton, will hardly seek or put up with low or evil company and slaves.
Topics: Books, Reading
But who would rush at a benighted man, and give him two black eyes for being blind?
Gold! Gold! Gold! Bright and yellow, hard and cold.
My tears must stop, for every drop Hinders needle and thread.
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