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People can be in general pretty well trusted, of course--with the clock of their freedom ticking as loud as it seems to do here--to keep an eye on the fleeting hour.
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Henry James, "The Ambassadors", Book Fifth, Chapter 2

British (US -born) author (1843 - 1916)

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