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The Gamblers of Souls

Some of us sell pretty
versions of our ugly
selves and call it truth;
others fold our pretty
truths into ugly lies
and call it even. 19 more words

Gambler, No. 41 [The Cabby]

“Why, Sir, consider how much easier it is to learn a language by the ear, than by any marks. Sheridan’s Dictionary may do very well; but you cannot always carry it about with you: and, when you want the word, you have not the Dictionary. 1,119 more words

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Gambler, No. 40 [The Pace of Man]

“Surely nothing is more reproachful to a being endowed with reason, than to resign its powers to the influence of the air, and live in dependence on the weather and the wind, for the only blessings which nature has put into our power, tranquillity and benevolence. 1,399 more words

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By PoeticMeditations

The stakes are high, the odds are great
The roll of dice will seal my fate.
To win or lose – it’s in the cards… 65 more words


Once More: College Pig Pick, Bama Will Not "Cover"

Whether they win the national title or not, I believe it is safe to say the great University of Alabama football team will not cover the spread in all of its remaining games, (famous last words, right), which with varying degrees of probability could include one or at most two playoff games. 109 more words

Gambler, No. 39 [The Emergency Room]

Boswell: “But is not the fear of death natural to man?” Johnson: “So much so, Sir, that the whole of life is but keeping away the thoughts of it.” 1,444 more words

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Gambler, No. 38 [The Orange Tabby]

This reminds me of the ludicrous account he gave Mr. Langton, of the despicable state of a young gentleman of good family. “Sir, when I heard of him last, he was running about town shooting cats.” And then in a sort of kindly reverie, he bethought himself of his own favorite cat, and said, “But Hodge shan’t be shot: no, no, Hodge shall not be shot.” — Boswell… 1,222 more words

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