- It is a pathetic sight and a striking example of the complexity introduced into the emotions by a high state of civilization, the sight of a fashionably dressed female in grief.1.7 -- Book 1 Chapter 7 -- Enter the Aunts and Uncles (16% in)
- Gray has sent home my new bonnet, Bessy," said Mrs. Pullet, in a pathetic tone, as Mrs. Tulliver adjusted her cap.1.9 -- Book 1 Chapter 9 -- To Garum Firs (28% in)
- He's got a wonderful memory, Pullet has," she continued, looking pathetically at her sister.1.9 -- Book 1 Chapter 9 -- To Garum Firs (73% in)
- "But it's all o' no use, you know, Bessy," said Mrs. Pullet, holding her head on one side, and fixing her eyes pathetically on her sister, "if your husband makes away with his money.1.9 -- Book 1 Chapter 9 -- To Garum Firs (88% in)
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