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...theme we may, And chiefly when religion leads the way, Should flow, like waters after summer show'rs, Not as if raised by mere mechanic powers. _Conversation_. W. COWPER.
In general those who nothing have to say Contrive to spend the longest time in doing it. _An Oriental Apologue_. J.R. LOWELL.
There's nothing in this world can make me joy. Life is as tedious as a twice-told tale, Vexing the dull ear of a drowsy man. _King John, Act iii. Sc. 4_. SHAKESPEARE.
Think all you speak, but speak not all you think.Thoughts are your own; your words are so no more. _Epigram_. H. DELAUNE.
Words learned by rote a parrot may rehearse, But talking is not always to converse, Not more distinct from harmony divine The constant creaking of a country sign. _Conversation_. W. COWPER.
Just at the age 'twixt boy and youth, When thought is speech, and speech is truth. _Marmion, Canto II_. SIR W. SCOTT.
They never taste who always drink; They always talk who never think. _Upon a... Unknown, Source
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