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other people , and are afraid to be original ; they merely play -
English Woman’s Journal (1858-1864), Jan. 1, 1860, page 338, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/ewj/issues/ewj_01011860/page/50/