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  • Here Mary continued to write Valperga, and pursued her Latin, Spanish, and Greek studies; the latter the Prince Mavrocordato assisted her with, as Mary writes to Mrs. Gisborne: “Do not you envy me my luck? that, having begun Greek, an amiable, young, agreeable, and learned Greek prince comes every morning to give me a lesson of an hour and a half.”

    Mrs Shelley

  • He cried, yes, by thunder, that was one war-party he'd missed, and didn't he envy me the trip, though?

    Flashman and the Mountain of Light


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