What woman, indeed, among the most faithful adherents of the truth, believes the promises and threats of the Word in the sense in which she believes in her own children, or would not throw her theology to the wind if weighed against their happiness?
("Tess of the D'Urbervilles")
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But no one came. Because no one ever does.
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You can do anything with bayonets except sit on them.
What at night had been perfect and ideal was by day the more or less defective real.
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