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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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Sacrifice and duty by gender in 19th century England

The little sacrifices of society are all made by women as are also the great sacrifices of life. A man who is good for anything is always ready for his duty, and so is a good woman always ready for … Continue reading

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