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  • Since then he had developed a taste for Mrs. Fisher and bridge, and the latter at least had involved him in expenses from which he had been more than once rescued by harassed maiden sisters, who treasured the sonnets, and went without sugar in their tea to keep their darling afloat.
  • Ned’s case was familiar to Lily: she had seen his charming eyes—which had a good deal more poetry in them than the sonnets—change from surprise to amusement, and from amusement to anxiety, as he passed under the spell of the terrible god of chance; and she was afraid of discovering the same symptoms in her own case.
  • ] sonnets in his college journal.

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  • I like the sonnet that begins, "Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?"
  • Our next workshop, no one understood what my sublimated love sonnet was all about, but Rudy’s brought down the house.
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