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I do believe that our modern English usage has become way too clipped and austere. I have been reading excerpts from the journals of 18th-century seafarers lately, and even the lowliest press-ganged deck-swabber turns a finer phrase than I do most days.

Geraldine Brooks

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Author Profession: Journalist
Nationality: Australian Quotes
Born: September 14, 1955

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