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  • If it were for our powers of self-detraction and forgetfulness, all the fairy world which surrounds and draws us would seem to us but a broken spectre in the darkness, an empty appearance, a fleeting hallucination.

    Amiel's Journal

  • The self-detraction seemed delicate, and the unexpectedness of the reply amused her.

    The Philistines

  • If a contrary deportment argue vanity, self-detraction seems to be the offspring of pride.

    Jane Talbot


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