Yes and no: a tale of the day, by the author of 'Matilda'.

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Страница 125 - ... can Lady Boreton's assistance be of any consequence in a pursuit which seems as free as air?" asked Germain. " Oh ! here at least they have an opportunity of observing the cut of one's coat, and the colour of one's hair. For instance : that young gentleman opposite is a self-constituted definer of fashion, in which character he has not only already recorded that a fork, not a knife, should be the active agent in carrying food to the mouth, but has made some more original discoveries, such as,...
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