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Slowly, but very deliberately, the brooding edifice of seduction, creaking and incongruous, came into being, a vast Heath Robinson ...
Growing old's like being increasingly penalized for a crime you haven't committed.
Few persons who have ever sat for a portrait can have felt anything but inferior while the process is going on.
Parents ... are sometimes a bit of a disappointment to their children. They don't fulfil the promise of their early years.
Self-love seems so often unrequited.
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