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Man and wife, Coupled together for the sake of strife.


Charles Churchill

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The best things carried to excess are wrong.
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So loud each tongue, so empty was each head, / So much they talked, so very little said.
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Success is in the details.
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I got into my bones the essential structure of the ordinary British sentence-which is a noble thing.
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