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The House of Mirth
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  • A fire shone through the polished flanks of the iron stove, and near it stood a crib in which a baby was sitting upright, with incipient anxiety struggling for expression on a countenance still placid with sleep.
  • Now she had an answer to all criticisms of Lily’s conduct: as she had said, she knew "the real Lily," and the discovery that Selden shared her knowledge raised her placid acceptance of life to a dazzled sense of its possibilities—a sense farther enlarged, in the course of the afternoon, by the receipt of a telegram from Selden asking if he might dine with her that evening.

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  • a ribbon of sand between the angry sea and the placid bay
  • I scan their faces, trying to look as placid as possible.
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