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Falkner by Mary Shelley

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Brave to rashness as Falkner was, yet there was much in what he had just heard that made him recoil, and almost tremble.

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This part of Cornwall shares much of the peculiar and exquisite beauty which every Englishman knows adorns "the sweet shire of Devon."

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Consumption, in all countries except our own, is considered a contagious disorder, and it too often proves such here.

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Mrs. Baker felt some complacency on reading this letter; with the common English respect for wealth and rank, she was glad to find that her humble roof had sheltered a man who was the son.

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It contained a sad, but too common story of the hard-heartedness of the wealthy, and the misery endured by the children of the highborn.

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There was something in the stranger that at once arrested attention--a freedom, and a command of manner--self-possession joined to energy.

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We all are apt to think that when we discard a motive we cure a fault, and foster the same error from a new cause with a safe conscience.

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For truth was her attribute; the open heart, which made the brow, the eyes, the cheerful mien, the sweet, loving smile and thrilling voice, all transcripts of its pure emotions.

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What is written in glaring character in our own consciousness, we believe to be visible to the whole world.

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