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You know that these two nations [France and England] have been at war over a few acres of snow near Canada, and that they are spending on this fine struggle more than Canada itself is worth.
Nothing could be smarter, more splendid, more brilliant, better drawn up than two armies. Trumpets, fifes, hautboys, drums, cannons, formed a harmony such as never been heard in hell.
Work keeps away those three great evils: boredom, vice, and poverty.
Work banishes those three great evils, boredom, vice, and poverty.
Work keeps us from three great evils, boredom, vice, and poverty.
If this is the best of all possible worlds, what are the others like?
Ignorant readers are apt to judge a writer by his reputation. For my part, I read only to please myself. I like nothing but what makes for my purpose.
She blushed and so did he. She greeted him in a faltering voice, and he spoke to her without knowing what he was saying.
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