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  • He had told Ada, when they were leaning on the screen before the fire where I found them, that he recollected him as "a bluff, rosy fellow."
  • I had never worn a black frock, that I could recollect.
  • The recollection of them, he said, would go with him wherever he went and would be always treasured.
  • I recollect once thinking there was something in his manner, uncouth as it was, that denoted a fall in life.
  • Don’t recollect who told him about the broom or about the lie, but knows both.
  • Recollect your school at Kensington at three.
  • And recollect you won’t get off so easy next time.
  • Nor could I wonder, judging even from my emotions, and I was no party in the suit, that to hearts so untried and fresh it was a shock to come into the inheritance of a protracted misery, attended in the minds of many people with such dreadful recollections.
  • Phil gives a howl at the recollection.
  • "What are you up to, now?" asks Mr. George, pausing with a frown in stroking the recollection of his moustache.
  • Your early recollection, my dear, will supply the gloomy medium through which all this was seen and expressed by the writer, and the distorted religion which clouded her mind with impressions of the need there was for the child to expiate an offence of which she was quite innocent.
  • "Do you recollect the lady’s voice?"
  • You recollect that first night, when I was so unpolite and inky?
  • Do you recollect me?
  • Upon a plain canvas-covered sofa lay the man from Shropshire, dressed much as we had seen him last, but so changed that at first I recognized no likeness in his colourless face to what I recollected.
  • I recollect him.
  • "Or Mr. Vholes’s office will do," I recollected, "for Mr. Vholes’s office is next door."
  • I called to his recollection the French maid and the eager offer of herself she had made to me.
  • "It’s come at last!" thinks the afflicted stationer, as recollection breaks upon him.
  • I had an illness, but it was not a long one; and I would avoid even this mention of it if I could quite keep down the recollection of their sympathy.
  • I recollect this lad some time ago being brought before the coroner.
  • I recollect a few chilled people passing in the streets.
  • If you remember anything so unimportant—which is not to be expected—you would recollect that my first thought in the affair was directly opposed to her remaining here.
  • I looked at my child in some wonder, but I thought it better not to answer otherwise than by cheering her, and so I turned off into many little recollections of our life together and prevented her from saying more.
  • I recollect that it was neither night nor day, that morning was dawning but the street-lamps were not yet put out, that the sleet was still falling and that all the ways were deep with it.
  • I recollect the wet house-tops, the clogged and bursting gutters and water-spouts, the mounds of blackened ice and snow over which we passed, the narrowness of the courts by which we went.
  • The trooper, his old recollections awakened by the solitary grandeur of a great house—no novelty to him once at Chesney Wold— goes up the stairs and through the chief rooms, holding up his light at arm’s length.
  • My pet had scarcely been there a bright week, as I recollect the time, when one evening after we had finished helping the gardener in watering his flowers, and just as the candles were lighted, Charley, appearing with a very important air behind Ada’s chair, beckoned me mysteriously out of the room.
  • Now, come, you’re what I call an intellectual woman—with your soul too large for your body, if you come to that, and chafing it—and you know me, and you recollect where you saw me last, and what was talked of in that circle.
  • I recollect, Lady Dedlock, that you certainly referred to the girl, but that was before we came to our arrangement, and both the letter and the spirit of our arrangement altogether precluded any action on your part founded upon my discovery.
  • …occurring in the first floor of the house occupied as a rag, bottle, and general marine store shop, by an eccentric individual of intemperate habits, far advanced in life, named Krook; and how, by a remarkable coincidence, Krook was examined at the inquest, which it may be recollected was held on that occasion at the Sol’s Arms, a well-conducted tavern immediately adjoining the premises in question on the west side and licensed to a highly respectable landlord, Mr. James George Bogsby.
  • Therefore, Volumnia, I desire to say in your presence—and in the presence of my old retainer and friend, Mrs. Rouncewell, whose truth and fidelity no one can question, and in the presence of her son George, who comes back like a familiar recollection of my youth in the home of my ancestors at Chesney Wold—in case I should relapse, in case I should not recover, in case I should lose both my speech and the power of writing, though I hope for better things—
  • You don’t know much of my son, my dear; but you know enough of him, I dare say, to recollect him?"
  • My dear girl," putting his hand on hers as it lay on the side of the easy-chair, "you recollect the talk we had, we four when the little woman told me of a little love affair?"

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  • I think I recollect that she was away at college that year.
  • I don’t recollect her name, but I’d recognize her.

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