1 Make the betht of uth; not the wurtht.
2 He was a rich man: banker, merchant, manufacturer, and what not.
3 Mr. Gradgrind did not seem favourably impressed by these cogent remarks.
4 Childers replied pointedly, that he was not at all astonished to hear it.
5 Indeed, Thomas did not look at him, but gave himself up to be taken home like a machine.
6 You are not to have, in any object of use or ornament, what would be a contradiction in fact.
7 Coketown did not come out of its own furnaces, in all respects like gold that had stood the fire.
8 You never meet with quadrupeds going up and down walls; you must not have quadrupeds represented upon walls.
9 A man who proceeds upon the principle that two and two are four, and nothing over, and who is not to be talked into allowing for anything over.
10 They expected every moment to hear Merrylegs give tongue, but the highly trained performing dog had not barked when the girl and the candle appeared together.
11 He went to work in this preparatory lesson, not unlike Morgiana in the Forty Thieves: looking into all the vessels ranged before him, one after another, to see what they contained.
12 By nonsense he meant fancy; and truly it is probable she was as free from any alloy of that nature, as any human being not arrived at the perfection of an absolute idiot, ever was.
13 His character was not unkind, all things considered; it might have been a very kind one indeed, if he had only made some round mistake in the arithmetic that balanced it, years ago.
14 As it had grown too dusky without, to see the sign, and as it had not grown light enough within to see the picture, Mr. Gradgrind and Mr. Bounderby received no offence from these idealities.
15 They all assumed to be mighty rakish and knowing, they were not very tidy in their private dresses, they were not at all orderly in their domestic arrangements, and the combined literature of the whole company would have produced but a poor letter on any subject.
16 These attributes of Coketown were in the main inseparable from the work by which it was sustained; against them were to be set off, comforts of life which found their way all over the world, and elegancies of life which made, we will not ask how much of the fine lady, who could scarcely bear to hear the place mentioned.
17 I, who came here to inform the father of the poor girl, Jupe, that she could not be received at the school any more, in consequence of there being practical objections, into which I need not enter, to the reception there of the children of persons so employed, am prepared in these altered circumstances to make a proposal.
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