But lines enclosed in brackets are almost always genuine; all that brackets mean is that the bracketed passage puzzled some early editor, who nevertheless found it too well established in the text to venture on omitting
In the course of the succeeding week there was another meeting of the people, not omitting
swarms of the gentler sex, when the abilities of Hiram at the “square rule” were put to the test of experiment.
Sire, it is a dismal history to be heard by a son who no doubt has had it related to him many times; and yet I ought to repeat it to your majesty without omitting
Now, slowly, let us hear what befell afterwards - step by step, omitting
It was a circumstance, though minute, yet characteristic of his present state, that, when employed to engrave names or initials on silver spoons, he now wrote the requisite letters in the plainest possible style, omitting
a variety of fanciful flourishes that had heretofore distinguished his work in this kind.
After a passage of what we feel to be true poetry, there follows, inevitably, a passage of platitude which no critical prejudgment can force us to admire; but if, upon completing the work, we read it again, omitting
the first book -- that is to say, commencing with the second -- we shall be surprised at now finding that admirable which we before condemned -- that damnable which we had previously so much admired.
Charles and Mary still talked on in the same style; he, half serious and half jesting, maintaining the scheme for the play, and she, invariably serious, most warmly opposing it, and not omitting
to make it known that, however determined to go to Camden Place herself, she should not think herself very well used, if they went to the play without her.
I will compress the story as far as may be done without omitting
anything vital to the case.
The countess in turn, without omitting
her duties as hostess, threw significant glances from behind the pineapples at her husband whose face and bald head seemed by their redness to contrast more than usual with his gray hair.
She gave him her reasons for thinking that she might profit by such a journey, omitting
the one reason which had set all the rest in motion.