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For if there is anything to one's praise, it is foolish vanity to be gratified at it, and if it is abuse -- why one is always sure to hear of it from one damned good-natured friend or another!
My valor is certainly going, it is sneaking off! I feel it oozing out as it were, at the palms of my hands!
Take care; you know I am compliance itself, when I am not thwarted! No one more easily led, when I have my own way; but don't put me in a frenzy.
The Right Honourable Gentleman is indebted to his memory for his jests, and to his imagination for his facts.
There is nothing on earth so easy as to forget, if a person chooses to set about it. I'm sure I have as much forgot your poor, dear uncle, as if he had never existed; and I thought it my duty to do so.
There's no possibility of being witty without a little ill-nature -- the malice of a good thing is the barb that makes it stick.
When delicate and feeling souls are separated, there is not a feature in the sky, not a movement of the elements, not an aspiration of the breeze, but hints some cause for a lover's apprehension.
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