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- But the immediate presence of this disgrace was so much keener an experience to Tom than the worst form of apprehension, that he felt at this moment as if his real trouble had only just begin; it was a touch on the irritated nerve compared with its spontaneous dull aching.3.2 -- Book 3 Chapter 2 -- Mrs. Tulliver's Teraphim, or Household Gods (16% in)
- Let a prejudice be bequeathed, carried in the air, adopted by hearsay, caught in through the eye,—however it may come, these minds will give it a habitation; it is something to assert strongly and bravely, something to fill up the void of spontaneous ideas, something to impose on others with the authority of conscious right; it is at once a staff and a baton.6.12 -- Book 6 Chapter 12 -- A Family Party (91% in)
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