His physiognomy had an air of requesting your attention, which it rewarded or not, according to the charm you found in a blue eye of remarkable fixedness and a jaw of somewhat angular mold, which is supposed to bespeak resolution.
("The Portrait of a Lady")
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The time-honoured bread-sauce of the happy ending.
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