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    For he could coin, or counterfeit
    New words, with little or no wit;
    Words so debas’d and hard, no stone
    Was hard enough to touch them on;
    And when with hasty noise he spoke ‘em;
    The ignorant for current took ‘em;
    Samuel Butler (1612–1680)

    Surely this is the bitterness of death.
    Bible: Hebrew, 1 Samuel 15:32.

    Come swish around my pretty punk
    And keep me dancing still
    That I may stay a sober man
    Although I drink my fill.
    —William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)