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"Many a gentleman lives well upon a soft head, who would find a heart of the same quality a very great drawback." ~ Barnaby Rudge (Share this Quote)

"We must leave the discovery of this mystery, like all others, to time, and accident, and Heaven's pleasure." ~ Barnaby Rudge (Share this Quote)

To surround anything, however monstrous or ridiculous, with an air of mystery, is to invest it with a secret charm, and power of attraction which to the crowd is irresistible. ~ Barnaby Rudge (Share this Quote)

Curiosity is, and has been from the creation of the world, a master-passion. To awaken it, to gratify it by slight degrees, and yet leave something always in suspense, is to establish the surest hold that can be had, in wrong, on the unthinking portion of mankind. ~ Barnaby Rudge (Share this Quote)

"I didn't say I understood her. I wouldn't have the presumption to say that of any woman." ~ Barnaby Rudge (Share this Quote)

"Blunt tools are sometimes found of use, where sharper instruments would fail." ~ Barnaby Rudge (Share this Quote)

It was on one of those mornings, common in early spring, when the year, fickle and changeable in its youth like all other created things, is undecided whether to step backward into winter or forward into summer. ~ Barnaby Rudge (Share this Quote)

"I have been taught to look upon those means, by which men raise themselves to riches and distinction, as being beyond my heeding, and beneath my care. I have been, as the phrase is, liberally educated, and am fit for nothing." ~ Barnaby Rudge (Share this Quote)

Everything was fresh and gay, as though the world were but that morning made. ~ Barnaby Rudge (Share this Quote)

The serjeant was describing a military life. It was all drinking, he said, except that there were frequent intervals of eating and love-making. A battle was the finest thing in the world—when your side won it—and Englishmen always did that. ~ Barnaby Rudge (Share this Quote)

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