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Planning a trip to London? Some advice about hotels

Circa 1867. The squire had taken for them a gloomy lodging in Sackville Street. Lodgings in London are always gloomy. Gloomy colours wear better than bright ones for curtains and carpets, and the keepers of lodgings in London seem to … Continue reading

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What is it to be wretchedly poor

There are times when literature expands beyond telling a compelling fictional story and becomes eternal truth. Because I’ve been reading Anthony Trollope for the past several years as a way of escaping our current turmoil and soothing myself into sleep, … Continue reading

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Vengeance

Those who offend us are generally punished for the offence [sic] they give; but we so frequently miss the satisfaction of knowing that we are avenged! It is arranged, apparently, that the injurer shall be punished, but that the person … Continue reading

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