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- "There's some truth in that," said Mr. Standish, disposed to be genial.Book 1 — Miss Brooke (73% in)
- He went home and read far into the smallest hour, bringing a much more testing vision of details and relations into this pathological study than he had ever thought it necessary to apply to the complexities of love and marriage, these being subjects on which he felt himself amply informed by literature, and that traditional wisdom which is handed down in the genial conversation of men.Book 2 — Old and Young (41% in)
- The Vicar himself seemed to wear rather a changed aspect, as most men do when acquaintances made elsewhere see them for the first time in their own homes; some indeed showing like an actor of genial parts disadvantageously cast for the curmudgeon in a new piece.Book 2 — Old and Young (45% in)
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