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I feel sad for our poor people; they love me dearly, and they are all good and kind to me.
Vernon, who dearly loves to be firm, and to have all the sense and all the wit of the conversation to herself: Frederica will never eclipse her.
Toto played all day long, and Dorothy played with him, and loved him dearly.
Fundevogel and Lina loved each other so dearly that when they did not see each other they were sad.
Look, Prince," said another, who would have dearly liked to take another pie but felt shy, and therefore pretended to be examining the countryside- "See, our infantrymen have already got there.
Well, Rosa, I loved flowers dearly, and I have found, or at least I believe so, the secret of the great black tulip, which it has been considered impossible to grow, and for which, as you know, or may not know, a prize of a hundred thousand guilders has been offered by the Horticultural Society of Haarlem.
All I want is to have people love me; and as long as I own the Love Magnet, everyone I meet is sure to love me dearly.
If you want me to forget my cares, say you love me more dearly than ever.
Dorothy knew at once it was a magic carpet she beheld, and her heart beat high with hope and joy as she realized she was soon to be rescued and allowed to greet her dearly beloved friends of Oz--the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman and the Cowardly Lion.
But this, to say the truth, is often too dearly purchased; and though it hath charms so inexpressible, that the French, perhaps, among other qualities, mean to express this, when they declare they know not what it is; yet its absence is well compensated by innocence; nor can good sense and a natural gentility ever stand in need of it.
Of a lion worthy, Or perhaps of a virtuous howl-monkey-- --But it's naught to you, Ye friendly damsels dearly loved, At whose own feet to me, The first occasion, To a European under palm-trees, A seat is now granted.
Those who didn't know him as well as I do, and didn't love him as dearly as I do, might believe he was not quite right.