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I found everything in a satisfactory state at the cottage; and was enabled to gratify my aunt exceedingly by reporting that the tenant inherited her feud, and waged incessant war against donkeys.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
For nature has so ordered it that while they desire everything, it is impossible for them to have everything, and thus their desires being always in excess of their capacity to gratify them, they remain constantly dissatisfied and discontented.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli Context
There she had a magnificent, splendidly furnished house and a beautiful garden, with conservatories; her late husband had spared no expense to gratify his fancies.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev Context
At length I wandered towards these mountains, and have ranged through their immense recesses, consumed by a burning passion which you alone can gratify.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley Context
Of so little weight are the greatest services to princes, when put into the balance with a refusal to gratify their passions.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift Context
It would be tedious to trouble the reader with relating what vast numbers of illustrious persons were called up to gratify that insatiable desire I had to see the world in every period of antiquity placed before me.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift Context
Above all, he had upon his side the unyielding obstinacy of his nation, and that unbending resolution, with which Israelites have been frequently known to submit to the uttermost evils which power and violence can inflict upon them, rather than gratify their oppressors by granting their demands.
Grant, instead of contriving to gratify him at little expense, gave her cook as high wages as they did at Mansfield Park, and was scarcely ever seen in her offices.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen Context
She did not mean, however, to derive much more from it to gratify her vanity, than Mary might have allowed.
But though everything seemed neat and comfortable, she was not able to gratify him by any sigh of repentance, and rather looked with wonder at her friend that she could have so cheerful an air with such a companion.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen Context
I yesterday purchased these horses of the baron; but as the baroness evidently regretted parting with them, I ventured to send them back to her, with a request that she would gratify me by accepting them from my hands.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas Context