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Far from the Madding Crowd
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Far from the Madding Crowd
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  • Henery gazed into the ashpit, and smiled volumes of ironical knowledge.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Even then Boldwood did not recognize that the impersonator of Heaven's persistent irony towards him, who had once before broken in upon his bliss, scourged him, and snatched his delight away, had come to do these things a second time.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He was deeply troubled at the wretchedly ironical aspect that circumstances were putting on with regard to Troy's wife, and at his own powerlessness to counteract them.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • And to that had destiny subjoined this reencounter to-night, which had, in Bathsheba's wild imagining, turned her companion's failure to success, her humiliation to triumph, her lucklessness to ascendency; it had thrown over herself a garish light of mockery, and set upon all things about her an ironical smile.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • God knows!" he said, with a light irony, and turning from her walked rapidly away.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • ] "He is," said Henery, implying that irony must cease at a certain point.  (not reviewed by editor)

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