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Although I enter not, Yet round about the spot Ofttimes I hover And near the sacred gate With longing eyes I wait, Expectant of her.


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A good laugh is sunshine in the house.
William Makepeace Thackeray

He had placed himself at her feet so long that the poor little woman had been accustomed to trample upon him. She didn't wish to marry him, but she wished to keep him. She wished to give him nothing, but that he should give her all. It is a bargain not unfrequently levied in love.
William Makepeace Thackeray

The true pleasure of life is to live with your inferiors.
William Makepeace Thackeray

It is impossible, in our condition of Society, not to be sometimes a Snob.
William Makepeace Thackeray

For his part, every beauty of art or nature made him thankful as well as happy, and that the pleasure to be had in listening to fine music, as in looking at the stars in the sky, or at a beautiful landscape or picture, was a benefit for which we might thank Heaven as sincerely as for any other worldly blessing.
William Makepeace Thackeray

People who do not know how to laugh are always pompous and self-conceited.
William Makepeace Thackeray

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