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- They knew Peter's maxim, that money was a good egg, and should be laid in a warm nest.Book 3 — Waiting for Death (82% in)
- It was a maxim about Middlemarch, and regarded as self-evident, that good meat should have good drink, which last Dagley interpreted as plenty of table ale well followed up by rum-and-water.Book 4 — Three Love Problems (68% in)
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