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Definitionchanges — especially unanticipated difficulties
- For upwards of twenty years before this epoch, the independent position of the Collector had kept the Salem Custom-House out of the whirlpool of political vicissitude, which makes the tenure of office generally so fragile.Introductory (22% in)
- So great a vicissitude in his life could not at once be received as real.Chapter 20 -- The Minister in a Maze (1% in)
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