Quotation by Charles Dickens

In mind, she was of a strong and vigorous turn, having from her earliest youth devoted herself with uncommon ardour to the study of the law; not wasting her speculations upon its eagle flights, which are rare, but tracing it attentively through all the slippery and eel-like crawlings in which it commonly pursues its way.
Charles Dickens (1812–1870), British novelist. The Old Curiosity Shop, ch. 33, pp. 245-246 (1841).

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