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The Mill on the Floss
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  • But he shall know, if you attempt to use deceit toward me any further.
  • "I don’t wish to use deceit," said Maggie, flushing into resentment at hearing this word applied to her conduct.
  • You have been base, deceitful; no motives are strong enough to restrain you.
  • …you vow solemnly to me, with your hand on my father’s Bible, that you will never have another meeting or speak another word in private with Philip Wakem, or you refuse, and I tell my father everything; and this month, when by my exertions he might be made happy once more, you will cause him the blow of knowing that you are a disobedient, deceitful daughter, who throws away her own respectability by clandestine meetings with the son of a man that has helped to ruin her father.
  • Maggie paused a moment; then, determined to make an end of Tom’s right to accuse her of deceit, she said haughtily: "No, not quite all.

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  • I’ll never forget her deceit.
  • Nothing is easier than self-deceit. For what each man wishes, that he also believes to be true.

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