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When we came within sight of the sea, the waves on the horizon, caught at intervals above the rolling abyss, were like glimpses of another shore with towers and buildings. ~ David Copperfield

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It was a murky confusion - here and there blotted with a colour like the colour of the smoke from damp fuel - of flying clouds, tossed up into most remarkable heaps, suggesting greater heights in the clouds than there were depths below them to the bottom of the deepest hollows in the earth, through which the wild moon seemed to plunge headlong, as if, in a dread disturbance of the laws of nature, she had lost her way and were frightened. ~ David Copperfield

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I had considered how the things that never happen, are often as much realities to us, in their effects, as those that are accomplished. ~ David Copperfield

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" . . . what such people miscall their religion, is a vent for their bad humours and arrogance." ~ David Copperfield

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"All I would say is, that I can go abroad without your family coming forward to favour me, - in short, with a parting Shove of their cold shoulders; and that, upon the whole, I would rather leave England with such impetus as I possess, than derive any acceleration of it from that quarter." ~ David Copperfield

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"As I think I told you once before," said I, "it is you who have been, in your greed and cunning, against all the world. It may be profitable to you to reflect, in future, that there never were greed and cunning in the world yet, that did not do too much, and overreach themselves. It is as certain as death." ~ David Copperfield

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"I went away, dear Agnes, loving you. I stayed away, loving you. I returned home, loving you!" ~ David Copperfield

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"Madam," replied Mr. Micawber, "it is my intention to register such a vow on the virgin page of the future." ~ David Copperfield

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Oh Agnes, Oh my soul, so may thy face be by me when I close my life indeed; so may I, when realities are melting from me, like the shadows which I now dismiss, still find thee near me, pointing upward! ~ David Copperfield

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"I hope that real love and truth are stronger in the end than any evil or misfortune in the world." ~ David Copperfield

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