1 She's a pauper that's hung onto us all after her father'd done his best to ruin us.
2 I'm not asking any girl to marry a pauper.
3 In this world, shipmates, sin that pays its way can travel freely, and without a passport; whereas Virtue, if a pauper, is stopped at all frontiers.
4 And indeed I don't know whether he had not been a pauper all his life.
5 But I, as one of the undeserving poor, have nothing between me and the pauper's uniform but this here blasted three thousand a year that shoves me into the middle class.
6 I would as soon have been charged with a pauper brat out of a workhouse: but he was weak, naturally weak.
7 The furniture of the room was old-fashioned and dusty; and the green baize on the top of the writing-table had lost all its colour, and was as withered and pale as an old pauper.
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8 The master, in his cook's uniform, stationed himself at the copper; his pauper assistants ranged themselves behind him; the gruel was served out; and a long grace was said over the short commons.
9 That is why he had a very simple funeral for Fantine, and reduced it to that strictly necessary form known as the pauper's grave.
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10 But the number of workhouse inmates got thin as well as the paupers; and the board were in ecstasies.
11 He merely returned their salutations with a wave of his hand, and relaxed not in his dignified pace, until he reached the farm where Mrs. Mann tended the infant paupers with parochial care.
12 And all the infant paupers might have chorussed the rejoinder with great propriety, if they had heard it.
13 It is a eye I never knew to fail with paupers.
14 Mr. Bumble, seeing with excruciating feelings, the delight of the two old paupers, who were tittering together most rapturously, hesitated for an instant.
15 Mr. and Mrs. Bumble, deprived of their situations, were gradually reduced to great indigence and misery, and finally became paupers in that very same workhouse in which they had once lorded it over others.