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Far from the Madding Crowd
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Far from the Madding Crowd
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  • Here, in the quiet of Boldwood’s parlour, where everything that was not grave was extraneous, and where the atmosphere was that of a Puritan Sunday lasting all the week, the letter and its dictum changed their tenor from the thoughtlessness of their origin to a deep solemnity, imbibed from their accessories now.

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  • Love whom you will but marry your own kind was a dictum amounting to instinct within her.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • I don’t even remember where I learned that childhood rhyme or the dictum that demanded you scratch your head every time you heard a siren, lest the next siren be for you.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went

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