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Quotation by Henry Brooks Adams
Cold eyes ... steel grey, rather small, not unpleasant in good-humour, diabolic in a passion, but worst when a little suspicious; then they watch you as though you were a young rattle-snake, to be killed when convenient.
Henry Brooks Adams (1838–1918), U.S. historian. John Carrington in Democracy, p. 15, Library of America (1983).
Referring to Senator Silas P. Ratcliffe.
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