The two gentlemen having, by the greediness with which this little bait was swallowed, tested the extent of Mrs Wititterly’s appetite for adulation, proceeded to administer that commodity in very large doses, thus affording to Sir Mulberry Hawk an opportunity of pestering Miss Nickleby with questions and remarks, to which she was absolutely obliged to make some reply.
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Don’t grow dependent upon popular adulation. It comes and goes and reverses unexpectedly.
...waves and waves of adulation wash his pain away.