Is it not a pity that people who are bright and clever should so often be exceedingly improper? and that those who are never improper should so often be dull and heavy?
The commander of the "John Bright," which took the new President out to Britannula and brought the old President, Mr. Neverbend, home to England.
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GEROULD, WINIFRED GREGORY; A GUIDE TO TROLLOPE. © 1948 Princeton
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