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We'll teach you to drink deep ere you depart.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) British poet and playwright.

Nowadays the host does not admit you to his hearth, but has got the mason to build one for yourself somewhere in his alley, and hospitality is the art of keeping you at the greatest distance.

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) American naturalist, poet and philosopher.

I'm sure I don't know half the people who come to my house. Indeed, from all I hear, I shouldn't like to.

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Irish poet and dramatist.