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And we have had a hard time here, though not so hard as I deserved; and the hardest part of all .
The multitudinous family had sat upon him, but had had a hard time doing it.
But, indeed, I had a hard time of it,' said she: 'mamma was very greatly disappointed at the failure of her darling project, and very, very angry at my obstinate resistance to her will, and is so still; but I can't help it.