Heinous

MW And when the Company of Death arrivedAt twenty-hours,–the way they reckon here,–We say, at sunset, after dinner-time,–The Count was led down, hoisted up on car,Last of the five, as heinousest, you know:Yet they allowed one whole car to each…

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Blithesomely

MW The lord of day retired, when every bird,The plumy traveller of unbounded space,Claim’d the short hour of rest, could Labour’sShake from their freckled brows the evening dew,And homeward, blithesomely, return to quaffThe honey’d cup of joy? Could they suspireHealth’s…

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Paean

MW Victory! Victory!–Yes! ah, yes, thou republican Zion,Truly the kings of the earth are gathered and gone by together;Doubtless they marvelled to witness such things, were astonished, and so forth.Victory! Victory! Victory!–Ah, but it is, believe me,Easier, easier far, to…

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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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