etc. my deserts quotes

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Plead what I will be, not what I have been;
Not my deserts, but what I will deserve.
I hate to paint portraits! I hope never to paint another portrait in my life.... Portraiture may be all right for a man in his you ...
Younger sisters are almost different beings from elder ones, but thank God it is quite and unaffectedly without repining or envy t ...
At a tender age, I commandeered half a quire of foolscap from my father's desk and sat down to write a book. ...I had observed on ...
They mustn't know my despair, I can't let them see the wounds which they have caused, I couldn't bear their sympathy and their kin ...
One point in my public life: I did all I could for the reform of the civil service, for the building up of the South, for a sound ...
The great questions of freedom for the slaves and the unity of the Nation, liberty and nationality, are now settled. No political ...
When I consider how little of a rarity children are--that every street and blind alley swarms with them--that the poorest people c ...
And so she knelt in front of a bookcase, in driving need of the right arrangement of words; for it is a remarkable fact that she w ...
But at my back I always hear
Time's winged chariot hurrying near;
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