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Whenever he met a great man he groveled before him, and my-lorded him as only a free-born Briton can do.


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No business before breakfast, Glum says the King. Breakfast first, business next.
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Charlotte, having seen his body Borne before her on a shutter, Like a well-conducted person, Went on cutting bread and butter.
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Oh, those women They nurse and cuddle their presentiments, and make darlings of their ugliest thoughts . . .
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Next to the young, I suppose the very old are the most selfish.
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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.
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A good laugh is sunshine in the house.
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