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  • But he was young and idealistic, he had time to get over his self-torments.

    A Morbid Taste For Bones

  • He took her by the hand, and entreated her in the most earnest manner not to waste herself in such self-torments.

    Chapter XX. Book IV

  • --- Could I guess the unexpected arrival of yon dotard, whom some flashes of frantic valour, and the praises yielded by fools to the stupid self-torments of an ascetic, have raised for the present above his own merits, above common sense, above me, and above the hundreds of our Order, who think and feel as men free from such silly and fantastic prejudices as are the grounds of his opinions and actions? ''

    Ivanhoe

  • A prudent man will not discover his poverty, his self-torments, the disorders of his house, his uneasiness, or his disgrace.

    Book of Wise Sayings Selected Largely from Eastern Sources

  • Could I guess the unexpected arrival of yon dotard, whom some flashes of frantic valour, and the praises yielded by fools to the stupid self-torments of an ascetic, have raised for the present above his own merits, above common sense, above me, and above the hundreds of our Order, who think and feel as men free from such silly and fantastic prejudices as are the grounds of his opinions and actions?”

    Ivanhoe

  • -- - Could I guess the unexpected arrival of yon dotard, whom some flashes of frantic valour, and the praises yielded by fools to the stupid self-torments of an ascetic, have raised for the present above his own merits, above common sense, above me, and above the hundreds of our Order, who think and feel as men free from such silly and fantastic prejudices as are the grounds of his opinions and actions? "

    Ivanhoe. A Romance

  • -- Could I guess the unexpected arrival of yon dotard, whom some flashes of frantic valour, and the praises yielded by fools to the stupid self-torments of an ascetic, have raised for the present above his own merits, above common sense, above me, and above the hundreds of our Order, who think and feel as men free from such silly and fantastic prejudices as are the grounds of his opinions and actions? "

    Ivanhoe

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