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  • Daughters, is there no better way to pass the fleeting hours?
  • ’But it will come soon enough,’ thought Ralph; ’all love—bah! that I should use the cant of boys and girls—is fleeting enough; though that which has its sole root in the admiration of a whiskered face like that of yonder baboon, perhaps lasts the longest, as it originates in the greater blindness and is fed by vanity.

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  • Her moments of happiness were few and fleeting.
  • Youth is fleeting.

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