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  • I’ll tell thee, Charles, it is the stubbornest young fellow of France; full of ambition, an envious emulator of every man’s good parts, a secret and villainous contriver against me his natural brother: therefore use thy discretion: I had as lief thou didst break his neck as his finger.
  • Was’t you that did so oft contrive to kill him?

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  • The novel has a contrived ending.
  • contrived coyness

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