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Language is the amber in which a thousand precious and subtle thoughts have been safely embedded and preserved. It has arrested ten thousand lightning flashes of genius, which, unless thus fixed and arrested, might have been as bright, but would have also been as quickly passing and perishing, as the lightning.

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Richard Chenevix Trench (September 9, 1807 - March 28, 1886) was an Anglican archbishop and poet.

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