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Jane Eyre
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Jane Eyre
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  • I shuddered to hear the infatuated assertion.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Now act as you please: write and contradict my assertion expose my falsehood as soon as you like.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I know poetry is not dead, nor genius lost; nor has Mammon gained power over either, to bind or slay: they will both assert their existence, their presence, their liberty and strength again one day.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Presently Mr. Wood said "I cannot proceed without some investigation into what has been asserted, and evidence of its truth or falsehood."  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The vehemence of emotion, stirred by grief and love within me, was claiming mastery, and struggling for full sway, and asserting a right to predominate, to overcome, to live, rise, and reign at last: yes, and to speak.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Sympathies, I believe, exist (for instance, between far-distant, long-absent, wholly estranged relatives asserting, notwithstanding their alienation, the unity of the source to which each traces his origin) whose workings baffle mortal comprehension.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I could not forget your conduct to me, Jane the fury with which you once turned on me; the tone in which you declared you abhorred me the worst of anybody in the world; the unchildlike look and voice with which you affirmed that the very thought of me made you sick, and asserted that I had treated you with miserable cruelty.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "I am not an angel," I asserted; "and I will not be one till I die: I will be myself.  (not reviewed by editor)

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