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Bleak House
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  • The first until we meet to-morrow, the second as a farewell to this theme between us for ever.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Rick and I have only had a friendly difference, which we must state to you, for you are the theme.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Their courtly politeness to each other at the hotels where they tarry is the theme of general admiration.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • When we were settled at home again, Ada and I had many conversations with my guardian of which Richard was the theme.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "Now, my friends," proceeds Mr. Chadband, "since I am upon this theme—" Guster presents herself.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • After I had explained the pattern to him and all the great effects that were to come out by and by, I thought I would go back to our last theme.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • As I saw she would go on, I thought it best to try to be serviceable to her by meeting the theme rather than avoiding it.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • This discourse led to a great deal more on the same theme, and indeed it lasted us all day, and we talked of scarcely anything else.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • As to Volumnia, she is handed down the great staircase by Sir Leicester, as eloquent upon the theme as if there were a general rising in the north of England to obtain her rouge-pot and pearl necklace.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "Now, my friends," says Chadband, "since I am upon this theme, and in my lowly path improving it—" Guster is heard unaccountably to murmur "one thousing seven hundred and eighty-two."  (not reviewed by editor)

  • A remarkable feature of the theme is that it is found to be so inspiring that several people come out upon it who never came out before—positively say things! William Buffy carries one of these smartnesses from the place where he dines down to the House, where the Whip for his party hands it about with his snuff-box to keep men together who want to be off, with such effect that the Speaker (who has had it privately insinuated into his own ear under the corner of his wig) cries, "Order…  (not reviewed by editor)

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