The future of English fiction may rest with this Unknown Public -- a reading public of three millions which lies right out of the pale of true literary civilization -- which is now waiting to be taught the difference between a good book and a bad.
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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.
But the Law is still, in certain inevitable cases, the pre-engaged servant of the long purse.
Your tears come easy, when you're young, and beginning the world. Your tears come easy, when you're old, and leaving it.
Some of us rush through life, and some of us saunter through life. Mrs. Vesey SAT through life.
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