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Then she had married a good man in his way ; a good enough catch ; moderately
well off , very amiable , easily influenced , a dilettante , and a bit of a dreamer , He
had taken her into the swim of the Regency , and his purse had not held out .
His hands quivered , and he was mumbling to himself under the influence of
ungovernable excitement . His stakes were very large , and all depended on the
flicker of those lanthorns out towards the men on the luggers that were hidden in
started an extraordinary , scandalous paper that , to avoid sequestration ,
changed its name and offices every few issues , and was said by Loyalists , like
the Topnambos , to have an extremely bad influence . He subsisted a good deal
on the ...
Ralph had used his influence , had explained matters to a very great personage ,
had spent a little money on the injured runners . In the meanwhile I had nearly
forgotten the whole matter ; it seemed to be extraordinary that they should still be
He told me that , when he reached Cuba , after parting with me on the Thames ,
his uncle , “ in spite of certain influences , ” had received him quite naturally as
his heir , and the future head of the family . But Seraphina , whom by the laws of ...
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