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- My employer's godson looked an earnest, scholarly young man, and one could see many fine qualities in his features; yet given the topic one wished to raise, one would have certainly preferred a lighterhearted, even a more frivolous sort of young gentleman.2m — Day 2 - Morning (58% in)
- As a matter of fact, the conversation tended to be rather earnest in tone and some very interesting viewpoints were expressed.4a — Day 4 - Afternoon (17% in)
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