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"God gave her to me because you turned your back upon her, and He looks upon her as mine: you've no right to her!One of the main reasons I like reading Victorian novels is for the eloquence. The above quote there is spoken by the eponymous Silas Marner, a character with little in the way of education or wealth, so there is a plainness in his eloquence. In his position I would have said "F*k off mister, finders keepers! ...more
When a man turns a blessing from his door, it falls to them as take it in."
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