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- Their theory of life had its core of soundness, as all theories must have on which decent and prosperous families have been reared and have flourished; but it had the very slightest tincture of theology.4.1 -- Book 4 Chapter 1 -- A Variation of Protestantism Unknown to Bossuet (51% in)
- Protestantism sat at ease, unmindful of schisms, careless of proselytism: Dissent was an inheritance along with a superior pew and a business connection; and Churchmanship only wondered contemptuously at Dissent as a foolish habit that clung greatly to families in the grocery and chandlering lines, though not incompatible with prosperous wholesale dealing.1.12 -- Book 1 Chapter 12 -- Mr. and Mrs. Glegg at Home (29% in)
- "Sit down, sit down," said Mr. Deane, relapsing into his accounts, in which he and the managing-clerk remained so absorbed for the next half-hour that Tom began to wonder whether he should have to sit in this way till the bank closed,—there seemed so little tendency toward a conclusion in the quiet, monotonous procedure of these sleek, prosperous men of business.3.5 -- Book 3 Chapter 5 -- Tom Applies His Knife to the Oyster (23% in)
- Prosperous men take a little vengeance now and then, as they take a diversion, when it comes easily in their way, and is no hindrance to business; and such small unimpassioned revenges have an enormous effect in life, running through all degrees of pleasant infliction, blocking the fit men out of places, and blackening characters in unpremeditated talk.3.7 -- Book 3 Chapter 7 -- How a Hen Takes to Stratagem (84% in)
- The peculiarities of his father and mother were very irksome to him, now they were laid bare of all the softening accompaniments of an easy, prosperous home; for Tom had very clear, prosaic eyes, not apt to be dimmed by mists of feeling or imagination.4.2 -- Book 4 Chapter 2 -- The Torn Nest Is Pierced by the Thorns (17% in)
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