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Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

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There still faintly beamed from the woman’s features something of the freshness, and even the prettiness, of her youth; rendering it evident that the personal charms which Tess could boast were in main part her mother’s gift, and therefore unknightly, unhistorical.

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O, you have torn my life all to pieces... made me be what I prayed you in pity not to make me be again!

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The beauty or ugliness of a character lay not only in its achievements, but in its aims and impulses; its true history lay, not among things done, but among things willed.

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Beauty lay not in the thing, but in what the thing symbolized.

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Why didn’t you tell me there was danger? Why didn’t you warn me? Ladies know what to guard against, because they read novels that tell them of these tricks; but I never had the chance of discovering in that way; and you did not help me!

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Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

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My eyes were dazed by you for a little, and that was all.

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Do you regret that poor little act of justice to an absent one? O, Izz, don’t spoil it by regret!

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O why have you treated me so monstrously, Angel! I do not deserve it. I have thought it all over carefully, and I can never, never forgive you!

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