My hour for tea is half-past five, and my buttered toast waits for nobody.
("The Woman in White")
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I am (thank God) constitutionally superior to reason.
Our words are giants when they do us an injury, and dwarfs when they do us a service.
I am an average good Christian, when you don't push my Christianity too far. And all the rest of you150which is a great comfort150are, in this respect, much the same as I am.
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