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Famous quotes containing the word parcel:

    I will die a hundred thousand deaths
    Ere break the smallest parcel of this vow.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    I wish to speak a word for Nature, for absolute freedom and wildness, as contrasted with a freedom and culture merely civil,—to regard man as an inhabitant, or a part and parcel of Nature, rather than as a member of society. I wish to make an extreme statement, if so I may make an emphatic one, for there are enough champions of civilization: the minister and the school committee and every one of you will take care of that.
    Henry David David (1817–1862)