Jamie is more an antique Roman than a Dane. He is straight and slender, and more than common tall. He is ill at reckoning, but he knows a hawk from a handsaw and is advised what he says, neither disturbed with the effect of wine nor heady-rash, provoked with raging ire. He is an unfee'd lawyer, but not covetous for gold. He is a foe to tyrants. He is not gamesome, and does lack some part of that quick spirit that is in Antony. He loves not wisely but too well. He is a better scholar than he thought he was, so he'll call for pen and ink and write his mind.
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at 08:30 on 21-11-2015
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at 08:29 on 21-11-2015
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at 19:58 on 05-08-2015
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at 19:50 on 05-08-2015
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at 22:02 on 06-07-2015
What do we think about 'Fight Club: how masculine fragility is limiting innovation i...permalink
at 23:37 on 05-03-2015
Could be because the axes on the graphs didn't have proper values marked. Lack of scientific rigour is severely punished round here. ;)permalink
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