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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Society
 
Society is a troop of thinkers, and the best heads among them take the best places.
        Emerson.—Conduct of Life. Power.
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Society is like a lawn, where every roughness is smoothed, every bramble eradicated, and where the eye is delighted by the smiling verdure of a velvet surface.
        Washington Irving.—The Sketch-Book: Philip of Pokanoket.
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