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Cemetery View "You might have spared yourself this trouble," said Dupin. "D***, I presume, is not altogether a fool, and, if not, must have anticipated these waylayings, as a matter of course."
"Not altogether a fool, said G***, "but then he's a poet, which I take to be only one remove from a fool."
"True," said Dupin, after a long and thoughtful whiff from his meerschaum, "although I have been guilty of certain doggerel myself."

(Edgar Allan Poe, "The Purloined Letter")

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