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The habit some writers indulge in of perpetual quotation is one it behooves lovers of good literature to protest against, for it is an insidious habit which in the end must cloud the stream of thought, or at least check spontaneity. If it be true that le style c'est l homme, what is likely to happen if l homme is for ever eking out his own personality with that of some other individual?

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Dame Ethel Mary Smyth (April 23, 1858 - May 8, 1944) was an English composer and a leader of the women's suffrage movement.

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