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  • The Count of Artois opposed this, and said, that he would never consent to go anywhere except to Grand Cairo, because that was the capital of all Egypt; saying, that if you wished to kill a snake, you must begin by crushing its head.

    The Memoirs of the Lord of Joinville

  • Charlotte had now been three days with her humane preservers, but she was totally insensible of every thing: she raved incessantly for Montraville and her father: she was not conscious of being a mother, nor took the least notice of her child except to ask whose it was, and why it was not carried to its parents.

    Charlotte Temple, a tale of truth; reprinted from the rare first American edition (1794), over twelve hundred errors in later editions being corected, and the preface restored; with an historical and biographical introduction, bibliography, etc., by Francis W. Halsey.

  • Miss Temple's whole attention was absorbed by the patients: she lived in the sick-room, never quitting it except to snatch a few hours 'rest at night.

    Jane Eyre: an autobiography, Vol. I.

  • FOR THE NEXT THREE DAYS, GEOF STAYED home from work, barely moving on Tuesday except to pop painkillers, getting gingerly out of bed on Wednesday, and almost back to normal movement by Thursday.

    Confession

  • The interview lasted five minutes, during which, according to Sturdee, Fisher displayed no interest in the battle except to criticize his failure to sink Dresden.

    Castles of Steel

  • As to violent resistance, the case, where the man wished to be bound, would show there was violent resistance, and it is probable that partly for this reason the Onas and Yahgans do not molest the afflicted except to prevent them from harming themselves, preferring to wait until the paroxysm exhausts them.

    The Journal of Abnormal Psychology

  • This all but closed the trans-Appalachian region except to licensed traders, prohibited settlement and land grants west of the mountains without the express approval of the Crown, and thwarted the ambitions of colonial land buyers.

    Angel in the Whirlwind

  • For a time he could do nothing except to watch the Federals.21

    LEE’S LIEUTENANTS

  • Indeed, he rarely left Christ's, except to visit his "heroine pupil," Lady CONWAY, whose country seat, Ragley, was in Warwickshire.

    Bygone Beliefs

  • When I had had my say, Brother Stephen of Otricourt, who was Commander of the Temple, answered me thus: "Sir de Joinville, this advice of yours is neither good nor reasonable; for you know that we receive our trusts in such a way, that we cannot by our oaths resign them to anyone except to those from whom we have received them."

    The Memoirs of the Lord of Joinville

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