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- It is easy enough to spoil the lives of our neighbors without taking so much trouble; we can do it by lazy acquiescence and lazy omission, by trivial falsities for which we hardly know a reason, by small frauds neutralized by small extravagances, by maladroit flatteries, and clumsily improvised insinuations.1.3 — Book 1 Chapter 3 — Mr. Riley Gives His Advice Concerning.... (83% in)
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