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Lit’s 10 Most Painful Marriage Proposals

Literature 10 most painful marriage proposals.

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NFL Rookie QBs and Mac the Knife

RGIII, Russell Wilson, and Andrew Luck are escape artists in the mode of Mac the Knife.

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Paul Ryan as Mac the Knife

Paul Ryan, like Mac the Knife, lies with style.

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Reading for Fun, the Best Education

In “Northanger Abbey,” Jane Austen advocates the ideal way to raise one’s kids: encourage them to read good literature and they will learn the life lessons that they need.

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