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The House of Mirth
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  • Lily’s preference would have been for an English nobleman with political ambitions and vast estates; or, for second choice, an Italian prince with a castle in the Apennines and an hereditary office in the Vatican.

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  • It is hereditary, but fortunately not contagious.
  • It is an unfortunate hereditary condition that is not easily detected even by the regular and thorough cardiac screening.

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