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  • But as for her own Terms, I leave that to your self and her -- _But_, said he, _may I not see the Person first, that I may be satisfied the Painter has not flatter'd her?

    The London-Bawd: With Her Character and Life Discovering the Various and Subtle Intrigues of Lewd Women

  • But having thus disburthened himself of this short history of his adventures, he turned round upon me in a sharper manner than he had even done before, and said, ‘But Hajji, my friend, in the name of the blessed

    The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan

  • But he turned again at the door and said, “But you’d better come, you know.

    VII. Enter the Aunts and Uncles. Book I—Boy and Girl

  • But now suppose that, having practised it, our candidate was able to speak like this: —‘But what (says the Financier) is peace to us without money?

    II. The Practice of Writing

  • But perceiving that, instead of cheering up, Lucia became more and more dejected, and only exhibited emotion unmixed with pleasure, she stopped abruptly in the midst of her speech, and said, ‘But what’s the matter with you?

    Chapter XXVI

  • But, tho many private persons think almost as highly of their own infallibility as of that of their sect, few express it so naturally an a certain French lady, who, in a little dispute with her sister, said: “But I meet with nobody but myself that is always in the right.

    II. On the Federal Constitution

  • But now, great God! —But we will do great things yet!

    Certain First Principles

  • 'But,' she said gravely, her timid reserve coming back with the subject, —'But the facts stand. '

    The Gold of Chickaree

  • II. i.58 (26,1) [But room, Faery] All the old copies read -- _But room

    Notes to Shakespeare — Volume 01: Comedies

  • But still the whisper (not ridiculous in its day) will assert itself, that What Is comes first, holding and upheld by God; still through the market clamour for a ‘Business Government’ will persist the voice of Plato murmuring that, after all, the best form of government is government by good men: and the voice of some small man faintly protesting ‘But I don’t want to be governed by business men; because I know them and, without asking much of life, I have a hankering to die with a shirt on my back.

    I. Introductory

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