Oakshaw: Or, the Victims of Avarice: a Tale of Intrigue

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U.P. James, 1855 - American fiction - 4 pages
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Page 122 - Our doubts are traitors, And make us lose the good we might win By fearing to attempt. Who can have lived in a revolution, and not be sensible of the truth of...
Page 126 - The web of our life is of mingled yarn, Good and ill together : pur virtues would be Proud, if our faults whipped them not ; and our Crimes would despair if they were not Cherished by our virtues.
Page 80 - ... took hold of a corner of the linen, and, turning to a faithful English mastiff who always accompanied him, said to the animal, in a kind of absence of mind, " There, my poor old friend ! you see how these scoundrels enjoy themselves, and yet how we are treated ! " The poor dog looked up in his master's face, and wagged his tail, as if he understood him.
Page 22 - I cried ; but they wouldn't let me go, and they said they'd keep me until I was put in the papers as a lost boy, and then they'd get the reward.

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