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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
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The tongue is prone to lose the way,
  Not so the pen, for in a letter
We have not better things to say,
  But surely say them better.
        Emerson.—Poems: Life.
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There’s small revenge in words, but words may be greatly revenged.
        Benjamin Franklin.—Poor Richard’s Almanack, for 1735. Maxims.
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There is no point where art so nearly touches nature as when it appears in the form of words.
        J. G. Holland.—Plain Talks on Familiar Subjects: Art and Life.
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