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...a wrong manner. But I have had a sleepless night, and a day of brooding thought. I meant once to have asked you to help me, and now I feel that you are the last person to whom I ought to appeal."
"In that you are in error," said Lothair, rising and taking her hand with an expression of much gravity; "I am the right person for you to appeal to -- the only person."
"Nay," said Theodora, and she shook her head.
"For I owe to you a debt that I never can repay," continued Lothair.Had it not been for you, I should have remained what I was when we first met, a prejudiced, narrow-minded being, with contracted sympathies and false knowledge, wasting my life on obsolete trifles, and utterly insensible to the privilege of living in this wondrous age of change and progress.Why, had it not been for you I should have at this very moment been lavishing my fortune on an, ecclesiastical toy, which I think of with a blush. There may be -- doubtless there are -- opinions in which we may not agree; but in our love of truth and justice there is no difference, dearest lady. No; though you must have felt that I am not -- that no one could be -- insensible to your beauty and infinite charms, still it is your consummate character that has justly fascinated my... Disraeli, Benjamin
Phenominal Woman, That's Me.
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