They went out without further discourse; and Mr. Bounderby piloted the new acquaintance who so strongly contrasted with him, to the private red brick dwelling, with the black outside shutters, the green inside blinds, and the black street door up the two white steps.
Mrs. Sparsit was too distant to hear a word of their discourse, or even to know that they were speaking softly, otherwise than from the expression of their figures; but what they said was this: ’You recollect the man, Mr. Harthouse?’
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The event has elevated the level of public discourse on this issue.
The idea of individual rights is prominent in American discourse.