The cant of the lying world is, that men like me compass our riches by dissimulation and treachery: by fawning, cringing, and stooping.
To do Ralph Nickleby justice, he seldom practised this sort of dissimulation; but he understood those who did, and therefore suffered Bray to say, again and again, with great vehemence, that they were jointly doing a very cruel thing, before he again offered to interpose a word.
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Was it confidence or dissimulation that brought such an easy smile?