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Pride and Prejudice
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  • In the first place, he must make such an agreement for tithes as may be beneficial to himself and not offensive to his patron.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I have heard from authority, which I thought as good, that it was left you conditionally only, and at the will of the present patron.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • With respect to Wickham, the travellers soon found that he was not held there in much estimation; for though the chief of his concerns with the son of his patron were imperfectly understood, it was yet a well-known fact that, on his quitting Derbyshire, he had left many debts behind him, which Mr. Darcy afterwards discharged.  (not reviewed by editor)

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