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"None; though you once had 'em in abundance, as I said, for you family consisted of numerous branches.
There's not a man in the county o' South-Wessex that's got grander and nobler skillentons in his family than I."
To make up for this, at home Pierre had the right to regulate his life and that of the whole family exactly as he chose.
And yet Captain Wragge had plainly declared that the name on his card would recall "a family matter" to Mrs.
To come back to the house again, it was the woman of the next family that had died.
They had begun to question the old lady as to why one family had been unable to pay, trying to show her by figures that it ought to have been possible; and Grandmother Majauszkiene had disputed their figures-- "You say twelve dollars a month; but that does not include the interest."
For the rest of the troubles and adventures of the good Vicar and his family you must go to the book itself.
" I was then almost assured that the inheritance had neither profited the Borgias nor the family, but had remained unpossessed like the treasures of the Arabian Nights, which slept in the bosom of the earth under the eyes of the genie.
"No, no, be easy on that score; the family is extinct.
But again, amidst the incontrovertible facts just recorded, one more, equally significant, rose up to confront the family; and this was, that the eldest daughter, Alexandra, had imperceptibly arrived at her twenty-fifth birthday.
Evidently the quiet, pleasant current of the family life of the Epanchins was about to undergo a change.
View the poor, helpless, orphan infant; and when your mind hath dwelt a moment only on such ideas, consider yourself as the cause of all the ruin of this poor, little, worthy, defenceless family. On the other side, consider yourself as relieving them from their temporary sufferings.
Sir Walter had once been in company with the late viscount, but had never seen any of the rest of the family; and the difficulties of the case arose from there having been a suspension of all intercourse by letters of ceremony, ever since the death of that said late viscount, when, in consequence of a dangerous illness of Sir Walter's at the same time, there had been an unlucky omission at Kellynch.
Under such conditions no RAPPROCHEMENT was to be looked for, and an utter indifference, founded at best on ignorance, took the place of family affection--even on community of interests.
Micawber, setting down her tin pot, 'that it is a member of my family!'
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