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- "Oh, come now," cried the student, gazing in turn at his brother and the alembics on the furnace, "everything is preposterous here, both ideas and bottles!"2.7.4 — Vol 2 Bk 7 Chpt 4 — ANARKH (95% in)
- A deep silence settled over the assembly, accompanied by stifled laughter at the preposterous names and all the bourgeois designations which each of these personages transmitted with imperturbable gravity to the usher, who then tossed names and titles pell-mell and mutilated to the crowd below.1.1.3 — Vol 1 Bk 1 Chpt 3 — Monsieur the Cardinal (85% in)
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