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Washington Square (1880)
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She is like a revolving lighthouse; pitch darkness alternating with a dazzling brilliancy!
She ordered a cup of tea, which proved excessively bad, and this gave her a sense that she was suffering in a romantic cause.
Young men of this class never do anything for themselves that they can get other people to do for them, and it is the infatuation, the devotion, the superstition of others that keeps them going. These others in ninety-nine cases out of a hundred are women.
Since she might not be splendid, she would at least be immaculate.
Even medical families cannot escape the more insidious forms of disease...
You think too much.' 'I suppose I do; but I can't help it, my mind is so terribly active. When I give myself, I give myself. I pay the penalty in my headaches, my famous headaches—a perfect circlet of pain! But I carry it as a queen carries her crown.
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