1 Slang, whether the public admit the fact or not has its syntax and its poetry.
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2 O Favourite, I cease to address you as 'thou,' because I pass from poetry to prose.
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3 It is an admirable thing that the poetry of a people is the element of its progress.
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4 These hideous and delicate products of wonderful art are to jewellers' work what the metaphors of slang are to poetry.
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5 Rome left some poetry to her sewer, and called it the Gemoniae; Paris insulted hers, and entitled it the Polypus-Hole.
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6 Above all, he was good; and, a very simple thing to those who know how nearly goodness borders on grandeur, in the matter of poetry, he preferred the immense.
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7 He is not easily astonished, he is still less easily terrified, he makes songs on superstitions, he takes the wind out of exaggerations, he twits mysteries, he thrusts out his tongue at ghosts, he takes the poetry out of stilted things, he introduces caricature into epic extravaganzas.
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8 The present sewer is a beautiful sewer; the pure style reigns there; the classical rectilinear alexandrine which, driven out of poetry, appears to have taken refuge in architecture, seems mingled with all the stones of that long, dark and whitish vault; each outlet is an arcade; the Rue de Rivoli serves as pattern even in the sewer.
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