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His charities were not of the spectacular kind; but many a poor and worthy, and often unworthy, unfortunate was sheltered through bad days and heavy weather of life by the immediate personal care of "the Jew Mining Magnate, who didn't care a damn what happened to England so long as his own nest was well lined!"
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When he had left the room, Barry Whalen said, impulsively: "Byng, it's all damn foolery your keeping that fellow about you.
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You can't play with yourself here as you can on the high veld, where an hour or two of sleep a day will do.
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"Sit down, Byng, or damn yourself forever.
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"No man makes love like that to a woman unless she lets him,... until she lets him."
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"If you shrug your shoulders again, damn you, I'll sjambok you here as Kruger did at Vleifontein," said Barry Whalen in a low, angry voice.
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Your character would damn you--a partner with him in crime.
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A damn lot of good horses was killed this time.
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What an ass I was!
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Eh, he will think he has been an ass to sleep so long, and on duty, and orders to carry to Archangel's Rise!"
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One day Duke Lawless came back to the house unexpectedly, his horse having knocked up on the road.
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What a beast and ass I've been!"
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Then with a sudden burst of anger: "Damn it all, if my men don't stand by me against a pack of treacherous Indians, I'd better get out."
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But he gave me the chart of the bay before he died--and that was damn square."
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Damn me, if I didn't feel as if I'd hit him in the eye, somehow, when he begged me to keep him alive long enough to have a look at the rhino.
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Arrived off Isle of Day; Tarboe told Mr. Martin and his men that if they said "treasure-trove" till they left the island their live would not be worth "a tinker's damn."
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It's a damn lie!"
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This rough white plainsman was come to make love to her, and to say--what?
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This white man had come to make love to her, that was apparent; but that he, ungrammatical, crude, and rough, should think he had but to put out his hand, and she in whom every subtle emotion and influence had delicate response, whose words and ways were as far removed from his as day from night, would fly to him, brought the flush of indignation to her cheek.
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"Oh, cuss me, if you ain't simple for your kind!
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You're going to ask forgiveness for all your damn tricks, and pray like a fanning-mill for the spirit to come down.
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She laughed in satire; for Dicky Fergus had made love to her during the last three months with unsuppressed activity, and she knew him in his sentimental moments; which is fatal.
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"I'll do that damn quick, then," said the other, his hand flying to his hip.
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Oh, what a cursed ass and fool--and thief, I've been!"
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Ryder's anger was great, because Clovelly remarked with mock seriousness that the lascars were picturesque, and asked the American if he had watched them listlessly eating rice and curry as they squatted between decks; whether he had observed the Serang, with his silver whistle, who ruled them, and despised us "poor white trash;" and if he did not think it was a good thing to have fatalists like them as sailors --they would be cool in time of danger.
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I wanted to say to Hungerford that I was an ass; but that was even harder still.
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The sorrel and the mare were fagged, the horses of their foes were fresh; and forty to one were odds that no man would care to take.
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There was the range of the Copper-mine hills to the south, lighted by the wan moon; and between and to the west a rough scrub country, desolating beyond words, and where even edible snakes would be scarce; spots of dead-finish, gidya, and brigalow-bush to north and east, and in the trees by the billabong the cry of the cockatoo and the laughing-jackass.
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It's only four weeks since you were court-martialed, and you escaped being reduced by the very closest shave; and yet you come and make love to me, and want me to marry you.
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She had never been made love to in this fashion.
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"If the peace is disturbed, if there is conspiracy to injure a country not at war with our own, if arms are borne with menace, if His Excellency--" "His Excellency--my faith!--You're an ass, Garon!" cried the young Seigneur, with an angry sneer.
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"Damn it, is there another man in my army would do it?"
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In those days men made love by proxy, and Iberville turned to De Casson and Perrot.
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The girl shall live, --damn it, she shall!" he blurted out, as his wife's eyes filled with tears.
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When the Cure had gone, he flung back his shoulders, with a laugh, as he had seen the major-general do at the officers' mess at the citadel, and said in English: "Heretics are damn' funny.
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I take dat damn bear Michael as my share-- yes.
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I learn dat damn funny song to sing to Michael.
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They say 'Damn you!'
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You t'ink I am happy to go about with a damn brown bear and dance trough de village?
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"You're a damn' fool, Nic Lavilette.
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They say 'Damn you!'
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Once, drawing at his pipe, as little like an Englishman as possible, he tried to say with an English accent, "Amusing and awkward situation!" but he said, "Damn funny and chic!" instead.
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She saw that he was fagged.
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I made love to a girl when I was ten years old."
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He recognised him this time, waved a hand, and then called to his own fagged horse.
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Shangois's mare was not fagged; her heart and body were like steel.
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they say 'Damn you!'
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If he knows that an army of his dollars is playing at fox- and-geese, he'll not make eyes at Lady Lawless this way--little ass."
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You're a nice sort of man, to come into a man's house, in a strange land, and make love to his wife.
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It shall be royal, melancholy, devilish: a splendid bastard with creation against him; the best, most fascinating subject in English history.
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"'You are something of an ass,' he mused, and took a pinch of snuff.
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That seemed no weighty matter, for many sailors had made love to Carterette in her time, and knowing it was here to-day and away to-morrow with them, her heart had remained untouched.
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Achocre = dolt, ass.
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I'm myself, and a damn good blacksmith and nothing else am I" "Tut, tut, old leather-belly," said Gingras the shoemaker, whose liquor had mounted high, "you'll not need to work now.
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When a spider makes love to his lady he dances before her to infatuate her, and then in a moment of her delighted aberration snatches at her affections.
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Why does the wild ass forage with a strange herd, or the pig put his feet in the trough?
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she and Havel and the old slut Marie.
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'And there is more than that,' he went on; 'for, damn me, she is too fine stuff for you, and the Church shall untie what she has tied to-day!'
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When the sergeant-major suggested a woman, they howled him down, for they said McGilveray had not made love to women since the day of his weaning, and had drunk consistently all the time.
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"You think I'm a fool and an ass--you ignorant, brainless, lying cub!
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'His wife is marry, blockhead!' he say.
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The Seigneur, rising quickly from the table, and kicking his chair back, said angrily: "Damn your theories!"
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This he washed down with bastard, malmsey, and good ale, topped with almonds, comfits, perfumed cherries with "ipocras," then sprinkled himself with rose-water and dabbled his face and hands in it.
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Loud-voiced gallants came floating by; men of a hundred guilds bearing devices pompously held on their way to the great pageant; country bumpkins up from Surrey roystered and swore that there was but one land that God had blessed, and challenged the grinning watermen from Gravesend and Hampton Court to deny it; and the sun with ardour drove from the sky every invading cloud, leaving Essex and Kent as far as eye could see perfect green gardens of opulence.
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Did he not take to foray as a wild ass to bersim?
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They are his subjects, and he needs money, and he puts a price on their heads--that's about the size of it.
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If he sees her, as sure as eggs he'll make love to her, and fill her ears with words she'd never heard before, and 'd never hear at all if not from him.
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He had taken it all as his due, with an underlying belief that, if he chose to make love to her again, he could blind her to all else in the world.
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He likes funny stories, same as you--damn, nice, funny little stories, eh?"
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He was as the English say, so 'damn sure.'"
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"So damn sure always," agreed the Clerk of the Court, with a sense of pleasure that his great man, this wonderful aged little judge, should have shown himself so human as to use such a phrase.
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She would have gone with me, not because of me, but because I was a man who she thought would treat her like a friend, like a comrade; who would love her--sacre, what husband could help make love to such a woman, unless he was in love with himself instead of her!"
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I am no meddler, but I have had much kindness at the hands of Monsieur and Madame Barbille, and I will do what I can to protect them and their daughter--that good and sweet daughter, from the machinations, corruptions and malfeasance--" "Three damn good words for the Court, bagosh!" exclaimed Masson with a jeer.
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Presently, with the bedroom lamp in his hand, he went upstairs, humming to himself the chanson the workmen had sung that afternoon as they raised again the walls of the mill: "Distaff of flax flowing behind her Margatton goes to the mill On the old grey ass she goes, The flour of love it will blind her Ah, the grist the devil will grind her, When Margatton goes to the mill!
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Straight from her that could hardly drag herself about--ah, yes, and has been as handsome a woman as ever was!--straight from her he went to a slut.
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She was a slut, m'sieu'--did I not know her?
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Did Ma'm'selle Slut not wait at table in this house and lead the men a dance here night and day-day and night till I found it out!
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Well, off he went with the slut, and left the lady behind... You men, you treat women so."
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Look out-- don't sit on the fiddle, damn you!"
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"It's no damn good, m'sieu'," he growled.
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Once as she crossed a broken, bare mountain of Roumania she had seen a wild ass perched upon a high summit gazing, as it were, over the wide valley, where beneath, among the rocks, other wild asses wandered.
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But the thing which made a lasting impression, drawing her nearer to nature-life than all that had chanced since she was born, was the fact that on returning, hours after, the wild ass was still standing upon the summit of the hill, still gazing across the valley.
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Fleda had passed on, out of sight of the wild ass on the hills, but for ever after the memory of it remained with her and the picture of it sprang to her eye innumerable times.
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"Something damn funny there!"
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"And he's from me own county, and I know the name well enough; an' a damn good name it is.
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He is desperate, and besides, he has been away from you for five years, and we all change somehow--particularly men, when there are so many women in the world, and very pretty women of all ages and kinds and colours and tastes, and dazzling, deceitful hussies too.
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"Say, we mustn't get scrapping," he said gaily.
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Then he added with sharp insistence and menace: "Stand back--damn you, Mazarine!"
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As my friend here said a little while back"--he pointed to Orlando again--"'Damn you, Mazarine!'
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If there was any real spunk in the Methodists, they'd spit him out like pus."
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Go and wash in the pool of Siloam and be clean--damn you, Mazarine!"
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If I meant what I told you, do you think I'd have been so mad as to tell you so much, damn it?
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"Damn it, no!