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But, ah me! where is the faultless human creature who can persevere in a good resolution, without sometimes failing and falling back?

("The Woman in White")


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Every human institution (justice included) will stretch a little, if you only pull it the right way.
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Not the shadow of a doubt crossed my mind of the purpose for which the Count had left the theatre. His escape from us, that evening, was beyond all question the preliminary only to his escape from London. The mark of the Brotherhood was on his arm-I felt as certain of it as if he had shown me the brand; and the betrayal of the Brotherhood was on his conscience-I had seen it in his recognition of Pesca.
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My hour for tea is half-past five, and my buttered toast waits for nobody.
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