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Stryver (after notifying to his jackal that "he had thought better of that marrying matter") had carried his delicacy into Devonshire, and when the sight and scent of flowers in the City streets had some waifs of goodness in them for the worst, of health for the sickliest, and of youth for the oldest, Sydney's feet still trod those stones.
Verily, I have done this and that for the afflicted: but something better did I always seem to do when I had learned to enjoy myself better.
And in the laying of bricks and stones is the just man a more useful or better partner than the builder?
She went to a dame-school and learnt a few useful things well; that is better than a smattering of half a dozen so-called higher branches, I take the liberty of thinking."
Gania was right when he told his sister that Hippolyte was getting better; that he was better was clear at the first glance.
'Come, you look rather better now!' she said, after altering most of the pins.
"Nay, sir, I don't see as he'd be much the better off for that.
Bulstrode perhaps liked him the better for the difference between them in pitch and manners; he certainly liked him the better, as Rosamond did, for being a stranger in Middlemarch.
"It 'ud be a fine deal better for some people," she said, after that introductory note, "if they'd let the lawyers alone."
'In his crossest humours, formerly, I liked him better than I do in his present curious mood.
"How much better you appear this morning, George," she cried, in a voice whose melody was even heightened by its gaiety.
He was only eighteen, but he could navigate better than the captain.
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