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  • At Rome the vestal virgins, originally perhaps the daughters of the king).
  • Leaven, which some deem the soul of bread, the spiritus which fills its cellular tissue, which is religiously preserved like the vestal fire--some precious bottleful, I suppose, first brought over in the Mayflower, did the business for America, and its influence is still rising, swelling, spreading, in cerealian billows over the land--this seed I regularly and faithfully procured from the village, till at length one morning I forgot the rules, and scalded my yeast; by which accident I discovered that even this was not indispensable--for my discoveries were not by the synthetic but analytic process--and I have gladly omitted it since, though most housewives earnestly assured me that safe and wholesome bread without yeast might not be, and elderly people prophesied a speedy decay of the vital forces.
  • The founder of Rome was believed to be the divinely begotten child of a vestal virgin.
  • Then those sixteen vestal virgins would surely be mine.
  • Religion is like the pure vestal flame, which, if it went out, was to be kindled only by a sunbeam.

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