The Knight of Our Burning Pestle

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H. Holt, 1908 - 309 pages

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Page 121 - By heaven, methinks it were an easy leap, To pluck bright honour from the pale-fac'd moon ; Or dive into the bottom of the deep, Where fathom-line could never touch the ground, And pluck up drowne'd honour by the locks...
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