It was the first time it had ever occurred to me, that this detestable cant of false humility might have originated out of the Heep family.
I had no consolation in seeing how different she was from this detestable Rufus with the mulberry-coloured great-coat, for I felt that in the very difference between them, in the self-denial of her pure soul and the sordid baseness of his, the greatest danger lay.
’I suppose she was to be subdued and broken to their detestable mould, Heaven help her!’ said I. ’And she has been.’
’I’ll put my hand in no man’s hand,’ said Mr. Micawber, gasping, puffing, and sobbing, to that degree that he was like a man fighting with cold water, ’until I have — blown to fragments — the — a — detestable — serpent — HEEP!
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If it’s not too late, I want to eliminate my more detestable vices before I get married.