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Thomas Hardy

    b66994386049har citeretfor 2 år siden
    harmless feathered creatures, brought into being by artificial means solely to gratify these propensities
    b9145293904har citeretsidste år
    The denser nocturnal vapours, attacked by the warm beams, were dividing and shrinking into isolated fleeces within hollows and coverts, where they waited till they should be dried away to nothing.
    Solus Rexhar citeretfor 2 år siden
    Yea, many there be that have run out of their wits for women, and become servants for their sakes. Many also have perished, have erred, and sinned, for women… O ye men, how can it be but women should be strong, seeing they do thus?"
    Ziyya Ahar citeretfor 2 år siden
    The gatekeeper surveyed the retreating vehicle. "That's a handsome maid," he said to Oak.

    "But she has her faults," said Gabriel.

    "True, farmer."

    "And the greatest of them is—well, what it is always."

    "Beating people down? ay, 'tis so."

    "O no."

    "What, then?"

    Gabriel, perhaps a little piqued by the comely traveller's indifference, glanced back to where he had witnessed her performance over the hedge, and said, "Vanity."
    Marhar citeretfor 5 måneder siden
    He had just reached the time of life at which "young" is ceasing to be the prefix of "man" in speaking of one
    b9991033448har citeretfor 10 dage siden
    The only superiority in women that is tolerable to the rival sex is, as a rule, that of the unconscious kind; but a superiority which recognizes itself may sometimes please by suggesting possibilities of capture to the subordinated man.
    b9991033448har citeretfor 10 dage siden
    hate to be thought men's property in that way, though possibly I shall be had some day.
    b9991033448har citeretfor 10 dage siden
    And the babies in the births—every man jack of 'em! And at home by the fire, whenever you look up, there I shall be—and whenever I look up there will be you."

    "Wait, wait, and don't be improper!"

    Her countenance fell, and she was silent awhile.
    b9991033448har citeretfor 10 dage siden
    "No; 'tis no use," she said. "I don't want to marry you."

    "Try."

    "I have tried hard all the time I've been thinking; for a marriage would be very nice in one sense. People would talk about me, and think I had won my battle, and I should feel triumphant, and all that, But a husband—"

    "Well!"

    "Why, he'd always be there, as you say; whenever I looked up, there he'd be."
    b9991033448har citeretfor 10 dage siden
    "Well, what I mean is that I shouldn't mind being a bride at a wedding, if I could be one without having a husband. But since a woman can't show off in that way by herself, I shan't marry—at least yet."
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