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Nicholas Nickleby
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contend
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Nicholas Nickleby
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  • The last man, whoever he is—and he may be a cobbler or some low vulgar dog for aught we know—will have a longer pedigree than the greatest nobleman now alive; and I contend that this is not fair.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • It is a pleasant thing to reflect upon, and furnishes a complete answer to those who contend for the gradual degeneration of the human species, that every baby born into the world is a finer one than the last.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • 'I have had disappointments to contend against,' said Squeers, looking very grim; 'Bolder's father was two pound ten short.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • While the Author cannot but feel the full force of the compliment thus conveyed to him, he ventures to suggest that these contentions may arise from the fact, that Mr. Squeers is the representative of a class, and not of an individual.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • How are you to get up the sympathies of the audience in a legitimate manner, if there isn't a little man contending against a big one?—unless there's at least five to one, and we haven't hands enough for that business in our company.'  (not reviewed by editor)

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