...But of these sophisms and elenchs of merchandise I skill not...
Milton, Areopagitica

Except he had found the
standing sea-rock that even this last
Temptation breaks on; quieter than death but lovelier; peace
that quiets the desire even of praising it.

Jeffers, Meditation On Saviors



“no greater ally on earth.”
Thing is, it's true. If "ally" is limited to states and nations, who else? Canada? UK? South Korea?

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