- It would be very new to have a mute in proportion, my dear.Chapter 5 — Oliver Mingles with New Associates. Going to a Funeral.... (41% in)
- ...fixing her eyes on her son's face, 'that if an enthusiastic, ardent, and ambitious man marry a wife on whose name there is a stain, which, though it originate in no fault of hers, may be visited by cold and sordid people upon her, and upon his children also: and, in exact proportion to his success in the world, be cast in his teeth, and made the subject of sneers against him: he may, no matter how generous and good his nature, one day repent of the connection he formed in early life.Chapter 34 — Contains Some Introductory Particulars Relative to a Young.... (35% in)
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