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"Blunt tools are sometimes found of use, where sharper instruments would fail." ~ Barnaby Rudge

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

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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

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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

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

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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

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"Time has been lost and opportunity thrown away, but I am yet a young man, and may retrieve it." ~ Barnaby Rudge

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"If Natur has gifted a man with powers of argeyment, a man has a right to make the best of 'em, and has not a right to stand on false delicacy, and deny that he is so gifted; for that is a turning of his back on Natur, a flouting of her, a slighting of her precious caskets, and a proving of one's self to be a swine that isn't worth her scattering pearls before." ~ Barnaby Rudge

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Certain it is that minds, like bodies, will often fall into a pimpled ill-conditioned state from mere excess of comfort, and like them, are often successfully cured by remedies in themselves very nauseous and unpalatable. ~ Barnaby Rudge

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"I have had my share of sorrows--more than the common lot, perhaps, but I have borne them ill. I have broken where I should have bent; and have mused and brooded, when my spirit should have mixed with all God's great creation." ~ Barnaby Rudge

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