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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

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We've all heard awful pick-up lines. And we've probably used some terrible ones ourselves. Fortunately, we have millennia of literature to show us how to do it right. Here are some of the best lines from beloved characters and authors—master wordsmiths who've made generations of men and women fall in love with them.

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For one Iowa couple, true love lasted until the very end.Married 72 years, Norma, 90, and Gordon Yeager, 94, died in the hospital holding hands on October 12, 2011, one hour apart.

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The couple was hospitalized after a car accident just outside of Marshalltown, Iowa. They were given a shared room in the ICU where they held hands in adjacent beds.

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The Pulitzer Price Epic Romance Novel By Margaret Mitchell

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"Gone with the Wind" was first published in May 1936 and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1937. The story is set in Clayton County, Georgia and Atlanta during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and depicts the experiences of Scarlett O'Hara, the spoiled daughter of a well-to-do plantation owner who must use every means at her disposal to come out of the poverty that she finds herself in after Sherman's march to the sea. 

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Prince William of Wales (born William Arthur Philip Louis on 21 June 1982) is the elder son of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Diana, Princess of Wales, and third eldest grandchild of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh married Chaterine Kate Middleton on April 29th, 2011 in London's Westmister Abby.   The nuptial coupled sealed their romantic wedding with a historic double kiss from the balcony at Buckingham Palace.

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The Gilded Age was the post-Civil War period when a new generation of powerful industrial magnates emerged in America. These captains of industry became phenomenally wealthy. They could buy all the gold and the glitter for their families but not social status. In the 19th century, the nouveau riche were not accepted in the old Knickerbocker New York society and soon turned further east to realize their social ambitions.