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- Rochester, allow me to disown my first answer: I intended no pointed repartee: it was only a blunder.Chapter 14 (27% in)
- I like you more than I can say; but I'll not sink into a bathos of sentiment: and with this needle of repartee I'll keep you from the edge of the gulf too; and, moreover, maintain by its pungent aid that distance between you and myself most conducive to our real mutual advantage."Chapter 24 (94% in)
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