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Far from the Madding Crowd
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  • The wondrous power of flattery in passados at woman is a perception so universal as to be remarked upon by many people almost as automatically as they repeat a proverb, or say that they are Christians and the like, without thinking much of the enormous corollaries which spring from the proposition.
  • "I do—when I have an opportunity, which latterly has not been often (my mother was a Parisienne)—and there’s a proverb they have, _Qui aime bien chatie bien_—’He chastens who loves well.’

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  • She is a hard worker, an early riser, and fond of quoting the proverb, "The early bird gets the worm."
  • It takes a village to raise a child, goes the African proverb.

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