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    The difference is wide that the sheets will not decide.
    English proverb, collected in John Ray, English Proverbs (1670)

    He is no mystic, either, more than Newton or Arkwright or Davy, and tolerates none. Not one obscure line, or half line, did he ever write. His meaning lies plain as the daylight.... It has the distinctness of picture to his mind, and he tells us only what he sees printed in largest English type upon the face of things.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)