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I assure you, no matter how beautifully we play any piece, the minute Liszt plays it, you would scarcely recognize it!
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
I hate to be long at my toilette at any time; but to delay much in such a matter while travelling is folly.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 60, NO. 372, OCTOBER 1846VARIOUS
Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
“And the matter of the will was all disposed of by the probate judge today, I hear,” said the judge, his hand on the door.
THE BONDBOYGEORGE W. (GEORGE WASHINGTON) OGDEN
He is what the bill wishes to make for us, a regular root doctor, and will suit the place exactly.
THE BOOK OF ANECDOTES AND BUDGET OF FUN;VARIOUS
The first month I was here, when there were only five of us, it was quite another matter, but now the room is crowded every time.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
Let us look over these points again, and make the matter still clearer and more simple.
GOD AND MY NEIGHBOURROBERT BLATCHFORD
Either they are unavoidable if your living questions are fully discussed, or they are irrelevant and they do not matter.
THE SALVAGING OF CIVILISATIONH. G. (HERBERT GEORGE) WELLS
But at the root of the unnatural miracles is the natural miracle—the heart of man.
SOLOMON AND SOLOMONIC LITERATUREMONCURE DANIEL CONWAY
The evolution theory alleges that they were evolved, slowly, by natural processes out of previously existing matter.
GOD AND MY NEIGHBOURROBERT BLATCHFORD

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