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Read me anything but history, for history must be false. Sir Robert Walpole.
The records of the past are not complete enough to enable the most dilligent historian to give a connected narrative in which there shall not be many parts resting on guesses or inferences or unauthenticated rumors. He may guess himself: or he may report other people's guesses; but guesses there must be. Spedding, Life of Bacon, vol. VI. p. 76.
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