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Low persons cannot take up either a spoon or an affront... [19 Sep 2005|04:12pm]
I have observed that the distinguishing trait of people accustomed to good society, is a calm, imperturbable quiet, which pervades all their actions and habits, from the greatest to the least: they eat in quiet, move in quiet, live in quiet, and lose their wife, or even their money, in quiet; while low persons cannot take up either a spoon or an affront without making such an amazing noise about it.


PELHAM, by Edward Bulwer Lytton
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