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References in classic literature ?
The good and dear people always do die," groaned Jo, but she stopped crying, for her friend's words cheered her up in spite of her own doubts and fears.
and then follows the application, which I think, my dear Harriet, you cannot find much difficulty in comprehending.
The girls enjoyed themselves amazingly, my dear," he continued, addressing his wife.
My dear wife," replied Menelaus, "I see the likeness just as you do.
My dear little cousin," said he, with all the gentleness of an excellent nature, "what can be the matter?
My dear child, I give you my most solemn word of honour those aren't eggs.
My dear Newland, I had no idea that you and May had arrived
Maria was without ceremony sent away, and Isabella, embracing Catherine, thus began: "Yes, my dear Catherine, it is so indeed; your penetration has not deceived you.
I should like you, if possible, my dears," the general added, making slowly for the door, "to put him through his paces a bit, and see what he is good for.
Well, my dear, I must be gone before I have had half my talk out.
The sky was gloomy, and the shortest streets were choked up with a dingy mist, half thawed, half frozen, whose heavier particles descended in shower of sooty atoms, as if all the chimneys in Great Britain had, by one consent, caught fire, and were blazing away to their dear hearts' content.
Why, my dear Copperfield,' said the Doctor, 'you are a man