MW Quotations and Authors: ‘Tis irrecoverable, that ancient faith, Homely and wholesome, suited to the time,With rod or candy for child-minded men:No theologic tube, with lens on lensOf syllogism transparent, brings it near,–At best resolving some new nebula,Or blurring some…

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The OED “Odd fish!” “Poor fellow!” “Who can he be?” “Casper Hauser.” “Bless my soul!” “Uncommon countenance.” “Green prophet from Utah.” “Humbug!””Singular innocence.” “Means something.” “Spirit-rapper.” “Moon-calf.” “Piteous.” “Trying to enlist interest.” “Beware of him.” “Fast asleep here, and, doubtless,…

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