- With a shudder, I thought again about my Aunt Martha's assertion that my mother was a little simple; no one had ever said she was a liar.p. 350.9
- But Dan's manifestations of physical affection for Owen exceeded, even, his fondness for me; Dan had the good instincts to keep his distance from me—to be like a father to me, but not to assert himself too exactly in the role.p. 210.6
- Henceforward, whenever I was troubled by a way I felt—and especially when I felt this way, when I lusted—I thought that my father was asserting himself within me.p. 256.8
- I have heard it asserted that he is lineally descended from the eminent physician who assisted at the birth of Mr. T. Shandy and that in early years he added an 'e' to his name, for the sake of euphony, as other great men have done before him."p. 558.7
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