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  • I could only suggest that I should go down to Deal, where Richard was then stationed, and see him, and try if it were possible to avert the worst.
  • What power does she suppose is in the person she petitions to avert this unjust suspicion, if it be unjust?
  • This stupendous national calamity, however, was averted by Lord Coodle’s making the timely discovery that if in the heat of debate he had said that he scorned and despised the whole ignoble career of Sir Thomas Doodle, he had merely meant to say that party differences should never induce him to withhold from it the tribute of his warmest admiration; while it as opportunely turned out, on the other hand, that Sir Thomas Doodle had in his own bosom expressly booked Lord Coodle to go down…

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