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Frugal

MW “In which habituation to Obedience, truly, it was beyond measure safer to err by excess than by defect. Obedience is our universal duty and destiny; wherein whoso will not bend must break: too early and too thoroughly we cannot…

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Archipelago

MW Elijah, skiff, light crumpled throwaway, sailed eastward by flanks of ships and trawlers, amid an archipelago of corks, beyond new Wapping street past Benson’s ferry, and by the threemasted schooner Rosevean from Bridgwater with bricks. Ulysses Joyce, James 1920…

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Quaere

Finally, a Daemon by Essence is call’d a Dae∣mon, not by respect to Sequents, nor by rea∣son of some similitude to another thing, but has got his Property of himself, and has a cer∣tain distinct Existence, and his proper Powers,…

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Abjure

MW Mi perdonato, gentle master mine;I am in all affected as yourself;Glad that you thus continue your resolveTo suck the sweets of sweet philosophy. Only, good master, while we do admireThis virtue and this moral discipline,Let’s be no stoics nor…

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Fustian

MW Why, therefore, fire; for I have caught extreme cold. Where’s the cook? Is supper ready, the house trimmed, rushes strewed, cobwebs swept, the servingmen in their new fustian, their white stockings, and every officer his wedding-garment on? Be the…

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