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"What shall we do, DD, dear . . . to while away the time now that winter is here?" "Oh, Elizabeth, here's a pleasant way . . . to while away our time on this winter's day" ~ SOCIAL VIRTUES ~ "There is nothing more distant from all rule and natural climes, than the reluctant feeling the backward sympathy ~ the forced smile ~ the checked conversation ~ the hesitating compliance, which the well off are too apt to manifest to those a little lower down: with whom, in comparison of intellect and principles of virtue, they frequently shrink into insignificance." ~ Unknown Excerpt from The Illinois Farmer's Almanac January ~ 1840 JANUARY 1818 Click image to see a PDF of this and more pages from the

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