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  • From Pope, she learnt to censure those who "bear about the mockery of woe."
  • Yes, novels; for I will not adopt that ungenerous and impolitic custom so common with novel-writers, of degrading by their contemptuous censure the very performances, to the number of which they are themselves adding—joining with their greatest enemies in bestowing the harshest epithets on such works, and scarcely ever permitting them to be read by their own heroine, who, if she accidentally take up a novel, is sure to turn over its insipid pages with disgust.

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  • They censured him for bringing dishonor upon the Senate.
  • In spite of the censure of her colleagues, she believed she had done the right thing.

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