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- 'I think, my dear son,' returned Mrs. Maylie, laying her hand upon his shoulder, 'that youth has many generous impulses which do not last; and that among them are some, which, being gratified, become only the more fleeting.Chapter 34 — Contains Some Introductory Particulars Relative to a Young.... (33% in)
- There was no day; it was gone as soon as come—and night came on again; night so long, and yet so short; long in its dreadful silence, and short in its fleeting hours.Chapter 52 — Fagin's Last Night Alive (48% in)
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