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" We must have a weak spot or two in a character before we can love it much. People that do not laugh or cry, or take more of anything than is good for them, or use anything but dictionary words, are admirable subjects for biographies. But we don't always... "
The Professor at the Breakfast-table: With the Story of Iris - Page 87
by Oliver Wendell Holmes - 1860 - 410 pages
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Little Classics: Romance

Rossiter Johnson - 1875
...the virtues and graces of the proprietor of one of these life-absorbing organs. When they touch ns, virtue passes out of us, and we feel as if our electricity...anything than is good for them, or use anything but dictionary words, are admirable subjects for biographies. But we don't always care most for those flat-pattern...
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Little Classics, Volume 7

Rossiter Johnson - 1875
...overgrown human torpedo. " The Model of all the Virtues " had a pair of searching eyes as clear as Weuham ice. ; but they were slower to melt than that fickle...anything than is good for them, or use anything but dictionary words, are admirable subjects for biographies. But we don't always care most for those flat-pattern...
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Little Classics: Romance

Rossiter Johnson - 1875
...character. Her mind was a perfect laboratory of tests and reagents ; every syllable you put into breatli went into her intellectual eudiometer, and all your...anything than is good for them, or use anything but dictionary words, are admirable subjects for biographies. But we don't always care most for those flat-pattern...
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The Literary World, Volume 8

1878
...the fresh life within, that withers and bursts the husk. Geo. Macdonald's "Marquis of Lcssie." — We must have a weak spot or two in a character before we can love it much. Dr. Holmes's " The Story of Iris" — Genuine love is the ripest, the most perfect fruit of Life. Mrs....
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Little Classics

Rossiter Johnson - 1879
...grateful, dutiful, obedient to her wishes for the most part, — perhaps not quite up to the conceit pitch of such a perfect orchestra of the virtues....anything than is good for them, or use anything but dictionary words, are admirable subjects for biographies. But we don't always care most for those flat...
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Notable Thoughts about Women: A Literary Mosaic

Maturin Murray Ballou - 1882 - 409 pages
...2197 The maid who modestly conceals her beauties, while she hides, reveals. — Edward Moore. 2198 We must have a weak spot or two in a character before...anything than is good for them, or use anything but dictionary words, are admirable subjects for biographies. But we don't always care most for those flat...
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The Cyclopædia of Practical Quotations: English and Latin, with an Appendix ...

Jehiel Keeler Hoyt - 1882 - 899 pages
...in Scotland. We must have a weak spot or two in a character before we can love it much. People thai ,L ΂ ɒ 'ڮnR5 ^; 4 ~ )& l' ؁ = |x f 6 ... \ > y #!~ ϷI H o |i`t 0 h b d c a ` mlj Zɕ ^c4 2 care most for those flat-pattern flowers that press best in the herbarium. u. HOLMES- The Professor...
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The Cyclopædia of Practical Quotations: English and Latin, with an Appendix ...

1882 - 899 pages
...nutmeg-graters, And the rogues obey you well. • . HILL— Verses Written on a Window in Scotland. ers, And they Peo. pie thai do not liiugh or cry, or take more of anything than is good for them, or use anything...
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The professor at the breakfast table. Author's ed, Volume 1

Oliver Wendell Holmes - 1883
...I take it, is the mob-law of the features, — and propriety the magistrate who reads the Riot Act. She carried the brimming cup of her inestimable virtues...anything than is good for them, or use anything but dictionary words, are admirable subjects for biographies. But we don't always care most for those flat-pattern...
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Gems for the Fireside: Comprising the Most Unique, Touching, Pithy, and ...

Otis Henry Tiffany - 1883 - 912 pages
...part which soars toward heaven, the turrets and the spires, forever incomplete. (Henry Ward Beecher. We must have a weak spot or two in a character before...are admirable subjects for biographies. But we don't care most for those flatpattern flowers that press best in the herbarium. (Holmes. That man is great,...
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