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Autobiography by Morrissey
'My childhood is streets upon streets upon streets upon streets.
Streets to define you and streets to confine you,
with no sign of motorway, freeway or highway'
Essays by Michel de Montaigne
'No topic is so vain that it does not deserve a place in this confused medley of mine'
'The estate had not yet gone wild, but it seemed already to have sunk into that quiet repose which possesses everything on earth wherever there is no restless human infection to affect it' Read more here.
'Men often, in endeavoring to gratify their own passions, seek what is injurious to them, reject what would be truly advantageous, and are deluded by the idea that nothing is really useful except what is agreeable to them' Read more here.