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  • I had often derived a quaint pleasure from the consciousness that he despised my bookish habits and certain unconventionalities not suited to a 'hearl'; but one must draw the line somewhere, and I drew it at the mule.

    The Princess Passes

  • She was seldom so low in health as to condescend to a "hearl," and there had even been a moment when she got herself to believe that royalty might aspire to her hand.

    Girls of the Forest

  • “A hearl can never choose his own heir, like you or me,” said the footman, laying down the law.

    The Small House at Allington

  • Nell, I've a kind of feeling that I ought to have been the heldest son of an hearl, but that I was changed in the cradle, don't you know.

    Nell, of Shorne Mills or, One Heart's Burden

  • "A hearl can never choose his own heir, like you or me," said the footman, laying down the law.

    The Small House at Allington

  • He couldn't make him a hearl, because that must go to the heirs of his body.

    The Small House at Allington

  • He couldn’t make him a hearl, because that must go to the heirs of his body.

    The Small House at Allington

  • "Really," said I, assuming an air I had found successful with freshers in good old days of under-grad-dom (Molly called it my "belted hearl" manner), "really, I fail to see anything ridiculous in the proposal.

    The Princess Passes

  • Besides, her father was knighted only because he discovered a new microbe or something, while you're a 'hearl,' as my new maid says. "

    The Princess Passes

  • "You call yourself a 'penniless hearl,'" went on Molly, "and I suppose, of course, you are 'belted.'

    The Princess Passes

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