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  • It was simply the result of our common vanity and of her book-fed sentimentality and, eventually, of her unbridled temper; and in nature the compound was an unsavoury mess which thoroughly delighted Lichfield.

    The Cords of Vanity A Comedy of Shirking

  • But then, you see, I had firmly realised this, that she would sooner recover from our separation than from our marriage; that her love for me, pretty and poignant and dramatic while it lasted, was a book-born, book-fed dream, which must die soon or late, -- the sooner the better for the peace of the dreams that in the course of nature would soon spring up to take its place.

    The Quest of the Golden Girl

  • The best they can hope for is 1000 book-fed no "blackhat" experienced professional students.

    Ideal Absolutes

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