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1  Also, boy though he was, he acquired the art of self-denial.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER XI
2  Also, never do I yearn to strive for what is right as I yearn to acquire property.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
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3  You see, never has it fallen to my lot to acquire the brilliant polish which is, so to speak, manifest in your every movement.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
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4  To rid myself of them, and also to have enough to go on with, I should need to acquire at least a hundred thousand roubles, if not more.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
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5  Nor was he wrong in his calculations, for, within the space of a year, he had acquired what he could not have made during twenty years of non-fraudulent service.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
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6  And should I, contrary to my expectations, prove successful, I beg of you, in return for these my efforts, to renounce all thought of benefit from the property which you have acquired.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
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7  Then he felt constrained to intimate that with all that he had nothing to do, seeing that his business was merely to acquire a few souls, and thereafter to have their purchase confirmed.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
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8  On perceiving an empty chair beside the mother and daughter, he hastened to occupy it, and though conversation at first hung fire, things gradually improved, and he acquired more confidence.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
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9  Moreover, I should cause our local dvoriane to begin crying out in chorus that I am exploiting their extremities, their ruined position, for the purpose of acquiring land for under its value.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
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10  He reflected for a moment, and then explained that he wanted the dead souls in order to acquire a better standing in society, since at present he possessed little landed property, and only a handful of serfs.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
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11  He who is born with thousands, and is brought up to thousands, will never acquire a single kopeck more, for he will have been set up with the amenities of life in advance, and so never come to stand in need of anything.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
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12  Then he went on: "Yet I should like to know who she is, and who her father is, and whether he is a rich landowner of good standing, or merely a respectable man who has acquired a fortune in the service of the Government."
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
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13  Wisdom only can direct the management of a great estate, that can derive a sound income from the same, that can acquire wealth of a real, not a fictitious, order while also fulfilling the duties of a citizen and thereby earning the respect of the Russian public.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
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14  The conversation with his host had made everything clear, had made the possibility of his acquiring riches manifest, had made the difficult art of estate management at once easy and understandable; until it would seem as though particularly was his nature adapted for mastering the art in question.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
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15  Though needing to effect a mortgage, I desire to put no one to the risk of having to pay the two roubles on each living soul; wherefore I have conceived the idea of relieving landowners of that distasteful obligation by acquiring dead and absconded souls who have failed to disappear from the revision list.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
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16  That is to say, through encountering the rough and the tumble of life, and through learning that every kopeck has to be beaten out with a three-kopeck nail, and through worsting knave after knave, he will acquire such a degree of perspicuity and wariness that he will err in nothing which he may tackle, and never come to ruin.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
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