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I have a French feather-bed there, which I have been at pains to keep these years back.

He received a reproachful look from Mrs. Porter for his pains.

The words, of her age, piqued me; and I spared no pains to make him forget them.

The blood trickled from his forehead; he complained of pains in his side and limbs.

What that principle is may well be worth the pains of enquiry.

It was the head and neck of his own Turkey Gobbler, and that was all he got for his pains.

You can hardly think how kind she is to me, and what pains she takes with me.

Martha had been in once, and had been scolded for her pains.

Then, as he complained of pains and shivering, she became anxious.

He spared no pains in promoting the interests which the State had confided to him.

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