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Sir Walter Scott



    He is the best sailor who can steer within fewest points of the wind, and exact a motive power out of the greatest obstacles.

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    Tis plain that there is not in nature a point of stability to be found: everything either ascends or declines. When wars are ended abroad, sedition begins at home, and when men are freed from fighting for necessity, they quarrel through ambition.

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    Death is dreadful, but in the first springtime of youth, to be snatched forcibly from the banquet to which the individual has but just sat down is peculiarly appalling

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    Love rules the court, the camp, the grove, And men below, and saints above: For love is heaven, and heaven is love.

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