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Nature has written a letter of credit upon some men's faces that is honored wherever presented. You cannot help trusting such men. Their very presence gives confidence. There is 'promise to pay' in their faces which gives confidence and you prefer it to another man's endorsement. Character is credit.


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The play is done the curtain drops, Slow falling to the prompters bell A moment yet the actor stops And looks around to say farewell. It is an irksome word and task And when hes laughed and said his say He shows, as he removes the mask, A face thats anything but gay.
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Dinner was made for eating, not for talking.
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. . . 'tis misfortune that awakens ingenuity, or fortitude, or endurance, in hearts where these qualities had never come to life but for the circumstance which gave them a being.
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Werther had a love for Charlotte Such as words could never utter Would you know how first he met her She was cutting bread and butter.
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When you look at me, when you think of me, I am in paradise.
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When I say that I know women, I mean I know that I dont know them. Every single woman I ever knew is a puzzle to me, as, I have no doubt, she is to herself.
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