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Evan Harrington

By: George Meredith

...floods of liquid amber. But to see all the subtle merits that now begin to bud out from Mr. T om, the chairman and giver of the feast; and also rightl... ... watch dear Evan—certainly the handsomest of the men here as yet, though I grant you, they are well- grown men, these Jocelyns, for an untravelled Eng... ...e of it—she was engaged to dine here yesterday, and put it off—probably to grant us time for composure. If she comes I do not fear her. Besides, has s... ...odest requests little maids prefer to people they presume to have power to grant. ‘No, it’s nothing nonsensical,’ said Rose; ‘I want you to get my fri... ...er summons. She did not notice him, but beckoned to Laxley drooping over a bud, while the curled smoke floated from his lips. ‘The very gracefullest o... ...of military science. For the moment I must beg that a little indulgence be granted to her. ‘Purely business. Great haste. Something has happened. An e... ...ailor.’ ‘ After all, old Mel wasn’t so bad,’ Mr. George Uplift chimed in. ‘Granted a tailor—you didn’t see a bit of it at table. I’ve known him taken ...

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The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby

By: Charles Dickens

...ith a mysterious air that he had heard a medical gentleman as went down to Grantham last week, say how that snuff- taking was bad for the eyes; but fo... ... of the best inns in En- gland, turned in, for the night, at the George at Grantham. The remainder wrapped themselves more closely in their coats and ... ...h swept across the open country. They were little more than a stage out of Grantham, or about halfway between it and Newark, when Nicholas, who had be... ...p watch outside the door—and if a green chariot passes in the direction of Grantham, to stop it instantly.’ The people of the house were evidently ove... ...e very tiptop and summit of it all. ‘As the guard has gone on horseback to Grantham to get another coach,’ said the good-tempered gentleman when they ...

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The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby

By: Charles Dickens

...h, silly creature,’ said Nicholas cheerfully. ‘If that is what you mean, I grant you that. Why, here’s a dismal face for ladies’ company!—my pretty si... ...dship of the brothers, and her suffering herself to be pre- vailed upon to grant the promised interview. The last he held to be a very logical deducti... ... to procure an interview, he responded, that the lady appearing willing to grant it, he considered him- self bound, both in duty and gallantry, to ava... ...arged upon the character of her father, ar- guing, that even taking it for granted that he loved her in return with the utmost affection of which he w... ...n her, and, guessing his intentions, she had resolved to check them in the bud; as if she felt it her bounden duty to act with Spartan firmness, and a... ...heir betters every day, would that ten thousand pounds have brought me in! Grant that I had doubled it— made cent. per cent.—for every sovereign told ...

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Little Dorrit

By: Charles Dickens

...tters, curtains, awnings, were all closed and drawn to keep out the stare. Grant it but a chink or keyhole, and it shot in like a white-hot arrow. The... ...old man most unexpectedly, ‘is Dorrit.’ Arthur pulled off his hat to him. ‘Grant me the favour of half- a-dozen words. I was wholly unprepared for you... ...tening to this poor girl! What if the prisoner now sleeping quietly—Heaven grant it!—by the light of the great Day of judgment should trace back his f... ...ver it liked; or took refuge in total infidelity, and considered it a fla- grant nuisance. The Barnacle family had for some time helped to administer ... ...res should be supposed to want common sense, but it is generally taken for granted that we do. Even the best friend I have in the world, our excellent... ...adually found it in winter, carried it through the changing season, saw it bud, saw it blossom, saw it bear fruit, saw the fruit ripen; in short, cult...

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Dombey and Son

By: Charles Dickens

..., one don’t know anything; that’s the fact. We go on taking everything for granted, and so we go on, until whatever we do, good, bad, or indifferent, ... ...d, like a great machine—that was its habit and mine—and to take it all for granted, and consider it all right. My Wednesday nights came regularly roun... ... Mrs Miff,’ says Mr Sownds with a relish, ‘she is what you may call a rose-bud.’ Mrs Miff assents with a spare nod of her mortified bonnet; but approv... ...what an extraordinary woman that is.’ Mr Feeder was willing to take it for granted. But Mr T oots shook his head, and wouldn’t hear of that being poss... ...would have me ask his pardon, I will do it, Mama. I am almost sure he will grant it now, if I ask him. May Heaven grant it to you, too, and comfort yo...

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The Brothers Karamazov

By: Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky

... upon business of our own,” observed Miusov severely . “That personage has granted us an audience, so to speak, and so, though we thank you for showin... ...nking and seeking higher things, for our dwell- ing is in the heavens. God grant that your heart will attain the answer on earth, and may God bless yo... ...nd our garden was a shady one, with old trees in it which were coming into bud. The first birds of spring were flitting in the branches, chirruping an... ...al acquaintance, so as to talk to you more intimately . Can you, dear sir, grant me this favour?” “I can, with the greatest pleasure, and I shall ... ...?” 449 Dostoevsky Mitya asked for a rest. His request was courteously granted. After resting, he went on with his story . But he was evidently de... ....” “Mamma” immediately asked to look at the toy closer and her request was granted. She was much pleased with the little bronze cannon on wheels and b...

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