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Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr: Poetic dictionary


Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809–1894), American ph...

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When I feel inclined to read poetry, I take down my dictionary. The poetry of words is quite as beautiful as the poetry of sentences. The author may arrange the gems effectively, but their shape and lustre have been given by the attrition of ages. –Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., writer and physician (1809-1894)

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