Sir John had his share150perhaps rather a large share150of the more harmless and amiable of the weaknesses incidental to humanity. Among these, I may mention as applicable to the matter in hand, an invincible reluctance150so long as he enjoyed his usual good health150to face the responsibility of making his will.
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It is one of my rules in life, never to notice what I don't understand.
The woman who first gives life, light, and form to our shadowy conceptions of beauty, fills a void in our spiritual nature that has remained unknown to us till she appeared.
Your tears come easy, when you're young, and beginning the world. Your tears come easy, when you're old, and leaving it.
Peace rules the day, where reason rules the mind.
We had our breakfasts-whatever happens in a house, robbery or murder, it doesn't matter, you must have your breakfast.
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