klausnick/莫罗佐夫·尼科莱/профан (klausnick) wrote in linguaphiles,
klausnick/莫罗佐夫·尼科莱/профан
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plumb-lift

Is it something like a sink-stone?
"Now in ordinary cases, that is, when I am only stupid, and the thoughts
rise heavily and pass gummous through my pen--
Or that I am got, I know not how, into a cold unmetaphorical vein of
infamous writing, and cannot take a plumb-lift out of it for my soul; so
must be obliged to go on writing like a Dutch commentator to the end of the
chapter, unless something be done--"
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