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  • I knew a young lady of the last "romantic" generation who after some years of an enigmatic passion for a gentleman, whom she might quite easily have married at any moment, invented insuperable obstacles to their union, and ended by throwing herself one stormy night into a rather deep and rapid river from a high bank, almost a precipice, and so perished, entirely to satisfy her own caprice, and to be like Shakespeare’s Ophelia.

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  • This objection would be insuperable if Homer had been an Ithakan.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • I came to the conclusion that difficulties, well-nigh insuperable, lay between me and the safe possession of the beautiful little vessel.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson

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