What can they see in the longest kingly line in Europe, save that it runs back to a successful soldier.
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Bluid is thicker than water.
Ah, County Guy, the hour is nigh, The sun has left the lea. The orange flower perfumes the bower, The breeze is on the sea.
Of all vices, drinking is the most incompatible with greatness.
There is a vulgar incredulity, which in historical matters, as well as in those of religion, finds it easier to doubt than to examine.
Ne'er Was flattery lost on poet's ear A simple race they waste their toil For the vain tribute of a smile.
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