The small pulse of the life within me and the great heart of th city around me seemed to be sinking in unison.
("The Woman in White")
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I sadly want a reform in the construction of children. Nature's only idea seems to be to make them machines for the production of incessant noise.
Any woman who is sure of her own wits, is a match, at any time, for a man who is not sure of his own temper.
I am not against hasty marriages where a mutual flame is fanned by an adequate income.
But the Law is still, in certain inevitable cases, the pre-engaged servant of the long purse.
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