- He shrank with proud delicacy from the faintest allusion to the words of love, of plighted love that had passed between them.6.7 — Book 6 Chapter 7 — Philip Re-enters (32% in)
- The appearance of the little girls suggested to uncle Pullet the further solace of small sweet-cakes, of which he also kept a stock under lock and key for his own private eating on wet days; but the three children had no sooner got the tempting delicacy between their fingers, than aunt Pullet desired them to abstain from eating it till the tray and the plates came, since with those crisp cakes they would make the floor "all over" crumbs.1.9 — Book 1 Chapter 9 — To Garum Firs (57% in)
- He made up his mind that he must advise Maggie to go away from St. Ogg's for a time; and he performed that difficult task with as much delicacy as he could, only stating in vague terms that he found his attempt to countenance her stay was a source of discord between himself and his parishioners, that was likely to obstruct his usefulness as a clergyman.7.5 — Book 7 Chapter 5 — The Last Conflict (15% in)
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