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Hard Times - Charles Dickens
'Coketown...It was a town of red brick, or of brick that would have been red had the smoke and ashes had allowed it; but as matters stood, it was a town of unnatural red and black like the painted face of a savage.'
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Song of the Shirt - Thomas Hood
'But why do I talk of death, that phantom of grisly bone? I hardly fear his terrible shape, it seems so like my own.'
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The Cry of the Children - Elizabeth Barrett Browning
'We drag our burden tiring, through the coal-dark, underground - or, all day, we drive the wheels of iron in the factories, round and round.'
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Ghosts - Henrik Ibsen
'I was the one who urged him on...and I was the one who was left to run everything.' 'It didn't suit you anymore to be a wife, so you left your husband.'
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A Doll's House - Henrik Ibsen
'Nora, my Nora, that is just like a woman.' 'How painful it would be for Torvald, with his manly independance'
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The Disturbances in the Manufacturing Districts - The Illustrated London News
'With a desperation of purpose, they gathered in half-starved thousands, resolved to abjure work, unless they can have a 'fair days pay for a fair day's labour'.'
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Jessie Brown - Dion Boucicault
'Woman be silent, read your printed words; and leave men to speak with men.' 'Oh thank Him! whose mercy never fails the strong in heart, and those that trust in Him.'
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The Railroad Station - Thomas Wilks
'The addresses of this young man are quite intolerable!' '[whistle of engine is heard - the noise of the carriages, and the train is seen to pass swiftly by the window.'
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Confession of Faith - Cecil Rhodes
'Paint as much of the map of Africa British red as possible.'
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From the Origin of Species - Charles Darwin
'Of the divan of persian saddlebags on which he was laying, smoking, as was his custom, innumerable cigarettes, Lord Henry Wotton.'
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The Signal-man - Charles Dickens
'You had no feeling that they were conveyed to you in any supernatural way?'
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Mrs Beeton's Book on Household Management
'As with the commander of an army, or the leader of any enterprise, so is it with the mistress of a house.'
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The Yellow Wallpaper - Charlotte Perkins Gilbert
'John laughs at me, of course, but one expects that in marriage.'
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The Origin of Species - Charles Darwin
'The classification of all extinct and living species in groups subordinate to groups.'
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Porphyria's Lover - Robert Browning
'And, last, she sat down by my side and called me.'
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Dover Beach - Matthew Arnold
'With tremulous cadence slow, and bring the eternal note of sadness in.'
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Lead, Kindly Light - John Henry Newman
'Keep Thou my feet; I do not ask to see the distant scene; one step enough for me.'
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The White Man's Burden - Rudyard Kipling
'Fill full the mouth of famine and bid the sickness cease.'
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The Brown Man's Burden - Henry Labourchere
'He dares your will dispute, then, in the name of freedom, don't hesitate to shoot.'
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The Angel in the House - Coventry Patmore
'She leans and weeps against his breast, and seems to think the sin was hers.'
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I heard a fly buzz - when I died - Emily Dickinson
'And then the Windows failed - and then I could not see to see.'
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