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1  Lily, leaning back among her pillows, gazed musingly at his letter.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 13
2  Some of the gentlemen got the greatest sight of letters: I never saw the like of it.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 9
3  On the other letter he read Gus Trenor's name; and the flap of the envelope was still ungummed.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 14
4  She understood only that before her lay a letter written by Bertha Dorset, and addressed, presumably, to Lawrence Selden.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 9
5  An association lurked in every fold: each fall of lace and gleam of embroidery was like a letter in the record of her past.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 13
6  As she had said, the letter was torn in two; but with a rapid gesture she laid the torn edges together and smoothed out the page.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 9
7  Mr. Selden, Mr. Lawrence Selden, he was always one of the carefullest: burnt his letters in winter, and tore 'em in little bits in summer.'
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 9
8  While she spoke she had loosened the string from the parcel in her hand, and now she drew forth a letter which she laid on the table between Miss Bart and herself.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 9
9  She had just closed her trunk on the white folds of the Reynolds dress when she heard a tap at her door, and the red fist of the Irish maid-servant thrust in a belated letter.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 13
10  If she weighed all these things it was unconsciously: she was aware only of feeling that Selden would wish the letters rescued, and that therefore she must obtain possession of them.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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11  Near the bed stood a table holding her breakfast tray, with its harmonious porcelain and silver, a handful of violets in a slender glass, and the morning paper folded beneath her letters.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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12  She drew back with a motion of disgust, but her withdrawal was checked by a sudden discovery: under the glare of Mrs. Peniston's chandelier she had recognized the hand-writing of the letter.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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13  "Oh, Lily, that's nice of you," she merely sighed across the chaos of letters, bills and other domestic documents which gave an incongruously commercial touch to the slender elegance of her writing-table.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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14  Once, however, she had had a special edition of the Sarum Rule printed in rubric and presented to every clergyman in the diocese; and the gilt album in which their letters of thanks were pasted formed the chief ornament of her drawing-room table.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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15  Lady Skiddaw sent her over with letters to the Van Osburghs, and I heard that Maria Van Osburgh was asking a big party to meet her this week, so I thought it would be fun to get her away, and Jack Stepney, who knew her in India, managed it for me.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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16  The cheque represented the full amount of Mrs. Peniston's legacy, and the letter accompanying it explained that the executors, having adjusted the business of the estate with less delay than they had expected, had decided to anticipate the date fixed for the payment of the bequests.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 13
17  She noticed the letters and notes heaped on the table among his gloves and sticks; then she found herself in a small library, dark but cheerful, with its walls of books, a pleasantly faded Turkey rug, a littered desk and, as he had foretold, a tea-tray on a low table near the window.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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