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Nicholas Nickleby
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  • The intelligence that they were to have visitor—and such a visitor—next day, awakened in the breast of Mrs Nickleby mingled feelings of exultation and regret; for whereas on the one hand she hailed it as an omen of her speedy restoration to good society and the almost-forgotten pleasures of morning calls and evening tea-drinkings, she could not, on the other, but reflect with bitterness of spirit on the absence of a silver teapot with an ivory knob on the lid, and a milk-jug to match,

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  • He looked for an omen before going into battle.
  • that butterflies were a good omen.
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