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It is the favourite stratagem of our passions to sham a retreat, and to turn sharp round upon us at the moment we have made up our minds that the day is our own.
         

It is the favourite stratagem of our passions to sham a retreat, and to turn sharp round upon us at the moment we have made up our minds that the day is our own.


George Eliot, Adam Bede
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You must mind and not lower the Church in people's eyes by seeming to be frightened about it for such a little thing.


         

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A woman may get to love by degrees—the best fire does not flare up the soonest.


         

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This page presents the quote "It is the favourite stratagem of our passions to sham a retreat, and to turn sharp round upon us at the moment we have made up our minds that the day is our own.". Author of this quote is George Eliot, Adam Bede. This quote is about emotion, pride, flesh,.