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The best chess-player in Christendom may be little more than the best player of chess; but proficiency in whist implies capacity for success in all those more important undertakings where mind struggles with mind.

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The best sitting room at Manor Farm was a good, long, dark-panelled room with a high chimney-piece, and a capacious chimney, up which you could have driven one of the new patent cabs, wheels and all. At the upper end of the room, seated in a shady bower of holly and evergreens, were the two best fiddlers, and the only harp, in all Muggleton. In all sorts of recesses, and on all kinds of brackets, stood massive old silver candlesticks with four branches each. The carpet was up, the candles burnt bright, the fire blazed and crackled on the hearth, and merry voices and light-hearted laughter range through the room.

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The chief part of the stories, however, turned upon the favorite spectre of Sleepy Hollow, the Headless Horseman, who had been heard several times of late, patrolling the country; and, it was said, tethered his horse nightly among the graves in the churchyard.

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The classic literature is always modern.

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The crown of literature is poetry.- William Somerset

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The cultivation of literary pursuits forms the basis of all sciences, and in their perfection consist the reputation and prosperity of kingdoms.

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The death of Dr. Hudson is a loss to the republick of letters.- William King

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The decline in literature indicates a decline in the nation. The two keep pace in their downward tendency.- Johann Wolfgang

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The decline of literature indicates the decline of a nation; the two keep pace in their downward tendency.

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The difference between journalism and literature is that journalism is unreadable and literature is not read.

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The dinner was as remarkable for the splendour and completeness of its appointments as the mansion itself, and the company were remarkable for doing it ample justice, in which respect Messrs Pyke and Pluck particularly signalised themselves; these two gentlemen eating of every dish, and drinking of every bottle, with a capacity and perseverance truly astonishing. They were remarkably fresh, too, notwithstanding their great exertions: for, on the appearance of the dessert, they broke out again, as if nothing serious had taken place since breakfast.

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The elegance and the quality – the talent is always in the literature. I start with the word and I base everything on that. It doesn’t make any difference to me.

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The end of a novel, like the end of a children’s dinner-party, must be made up of sweetmeats and sugar-plums.

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‘The essay is a literary device for saying almost everything about almost anything.’

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The expression of a man’s face is commonly a help to his thoughts, or glossary on his speech; but the countenance of Newman Noggs, in his ordinary moods, was a problem which no stretch of ingenuity could solve.

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The fashion of liking Racine will pass away like that of coffee. [Fr., La mode d’aimer Racine passera comme la mode du cafe.]

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The gentleness, modesty, and sweetness of her character were warmly expatiated on; that sweetness which makes so essential a part of every woman’s worth in the judgment of man, that though he sometimes loves where it is not, he can never believe it absent.

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The great Cham of literature.- Samuel Johnson

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The history of literature is the history of the human mind. It is, as compared with other histories, the intellectual as distinguished from the material, the informing spirit as compared with the outward and visible.

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‘The horror! The horror!

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