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The finest pear tree in the world could not bear the commonest apples

Friday, June 25th, 2010
pear or apple blossoms

The most excellent talent could not produce the same effects as the most commonplace; and thus again it is as ridiculous to want to write maxims if you have not the seed within you as to expect a flower-bed to produce tulips if…

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