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Curse away!
And let me tell thee, Beauseant, a wise proverb
The Arabs have, “Curses are like young chickens,
And still come home to roost.”

The Lady of Lyons. Act v. Sc. ii.

The easiest person to deceive is one’s own self.

You speak
As one who fed on poetry.

Richelieu. Act i. Sc. vi.

The magic of the tongue is the most dangerous of all spells.

Eugene Aram. Book i. Chap. vii.

Beneath the rule of men entirely great,
The pen is mightier than the sword.

Richelieu. Act ii. Sc. ii.