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Far from the Madding Crowd
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Far from the Madding Crowd
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  • Marriage transforms a distraction into a support, the power of which should be, and happily often is, in direct proportion to the degree of imbecility it supplants.
  • The change at the root of this has been the recent supplanting of the class of stationary cottagers, who carried on the local traditions and humours, by a population of more or less migratory labourers, which has led to a break of continuity in local history, more fatal than any other thing to the preservation of legend, folk-lore, close inter-social relations, and eccentric individualities.

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  • Death supplants everything.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • That is the single idea in my mind, the one that has supplanted the possibility of all other rational thought.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium

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