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    Nobody can deny but religion is a comfort to the distressed, a cordial to the sick, and sometimes a restraint on the wicked; therefore whoever would argue or laugh it out of the world without giving some equivalent for it ought to be treated as a common enemy.
    Mary Wortley, Lady Montagu (1689–1762)

    Life is too short for a long story.
    —Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1689–1762)

    O how terrible it must be for a young man—
    seated before a family and the family thinking
    We never saw him before! He wants our Mary Lou!
    After tea and homemade cookies they ask What do you do for a living
    Gregory Corso (b. 1930)