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On one--only one--of her favorite themes she was disappointed.
Half-witted men from the almshouse and elsewhere came to see me; but I endeavored to make them exercise all the wit they had, and make their confessions to me; in such cases making wit the theme of our conversation; and so was compensated.
From his mighty bulk the whale affords a most congenial theme whereon to enlarge, amplify, and generally expatiate.
His manly beauty and more than common gracefulness were instantly the theme of general admiration, and the laugh which his gallantry raised against Marianne received particular spirit from his exterior attractions.
Rochester has to do with the theme you had introduced.
THE main purpose of this story is to appeal to the reader's interest in a subject which has been the theme of some of the greatest writers, living and dead -- but which has never been, and can never be, exhausted, because it is a subject eternally interesting to all mankind.
said the messenger, harping on one theme as he rode.
As I once more got under way, my thoughts slowly loitered back to the theme which had been occupying them before I dropped asleep.
There is, doubtless, a striking absurdity in supposing that a right of this kind does not exist, but we are reduced to the dilemma either of embracing that supposition, preposterous as it may seem, or of contravening or explaining away a provision, which has been of late a repeated theme of the eulogies of those who oppose the new Constitution; and the want of which, in that plan, has been the subject of much plausible animadversion, and severe criticism.
Tis the eternal theme, Which, though old, is ever new.
And Grandfather is very glad of such a companion and such a theme," said the old gentleman, with a smile.
No, no, George, this is too melancholy a theme for us both just now; let us talk of your returning health.