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  • The large front chambers I thought especially grand: and some of the third-storey rooms, though dark and low, were interesting from their air of antiquity.
  • I like Thornfield, its antiquity, its retirement, its old crow-trees and thorn-trees, its grey facade, and lines of dark windows reflecting that metal welkin: and yet how long have I abhorred the very thought of it, shunned it like a great plague-house?
  • CHAPTER XXXVII The manor-house of Ferndean was a building of considerable antiquity, moderate size, and no architectural pretensions, deep buried in a wood.

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  • There are long passages now before us of the most despicable trash, with no merit whatever beyond that of their antiquity.
    The Works of Edgar Allan Poe (Vol 5 of the Raven Edition)  -- 01/01/00)
  • All the illustrious persons of antiquity, and indeed of every age, have passed through this fiery persecution. There is no defense against reproach but obscurity...
    Joseph Addison

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