Hand-book of Punctuation: With Instructions for Capitalization, Letter-writing, and Proof-reading

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American Book Company, 1878 - 127 pages

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Page 37 - The poorest man may in his cottage bid defiance to all the forces of the Crown. It may be frail — its roof may shake — the wind may blow through it— the storm may enter — the rain may enter — but the King of England cannot enter ! — all his force dares not cross* the threshold of the ruined tenement...
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Page 58 - How poor, how rich, how abject, how august, How complicate, how wonderful, is man!
Page 29 - And yet it never was in my soul To play so ill a part : But evil is wrought by want of Thought, As well as want of Heart...
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