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Sister, for goodness' sake let 'em put the horse in the carriage and take me home; we shall perhaps find her on the road.
But do not, for goodness' sake, let them go strutting about, as they are so fond of doing, crying out that they are the true models for the whole species.
But, for goodness' sake, don't tell any of the girls, or they would be getting all sorts of extravagant ideas, and imagining themselves injured and slighted if in their very first day at home they did not get six at least.
Don't, for goodness' sake, begin to be languid and young ladyish