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  • You may observe, Mr. Bucket, that I abstain from examining this paper myself.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • And the Bond of Joy, who on account of always having the whole of his little income anticipated stood in fact pledged to abstain from cakes as well as tobacco, so swelled with grief and rage when we passed a pastry-cook's shop that he terrified me by becoming purple.  (not reviewed by editor)

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