The Theory of Quotation (Unabridged)
  
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”The Theory of Quotation” by H. G. Wells is a short essay. H. G. Wells once different, humorous social satire and ironic. The nobler method of quotation is not to quote at all. For why should one repeat good things that are already written? Are not the words in their fittest context in the original? Clearly, then, your new setting cannot be quite so congruous, which is, forthwith, an admission of incongruity.
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