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  • Let me now quote the opening description of Madam Liberality from the story: –

    Juliana Horatia Ewing and Her Books

  • If he bear our charges, he does too much; 'tis enough that he contribute to them: the overplus is called benefit, which cannot be exacted: for the very name Liberality sounds of Liberty.

    The Essays of Montaigne — Complete

  • Those that followed Interest were distinguished in the same way; the badge of the first announced "Liberality," that of the second

    Don Quixote

  • 'Liberality' is to call out for him in the best of her hacknied tones; the contest is to cease at the instant when his humour changes from mischief to melancholy; 'affetuoso' is to be the only word; and he is to be allowed his season of sacred torpidity, till the venom, new formed in the shade, make him glisten again in the sunshine he envies!

    The Works of Lord Byron: Letters and Journals. Vol. 2

  • "'Liberality,'" you may say: "True, there should be liberality in this eternal world.

    A Strange Discovery

  • Those that followed Interest were distinguished in the same way; the badge of the first announced "Liberality," that of the second "Largess," the third "Treasure," and the fourth "Peaceful

    Don Quixote

  • As Burke observed, “the club of the Jacobins have robbed all the ecclesiastics” and justified it with the simple incantation–“Philosophy, Light, Liberality, the Rights of Men.”

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Tax Exemptions as Subsidies to Churches

  • Equally they can hardly claim to stand for Liberality; the canyon of emptiness where purpose should be, defeats attempts to claim any special territory.

    Archive 2007-10-07

  • Grief, they turn'd me out that very Day, and seiz'd all my Furniture, I not having Money at that time to discharge the Rent; my Profuseness, having always anticipated my Lord's Liberality.

    The Lining of the Patch-Work Screen

  • At no time have I suggested that Liberality is better--although I think that for the next eight years it is more appropriate, in the sense of balancing the scales.

    The "Goldfinger" Defense

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