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No one wished it to be noticed that he could see nothing, for then he would have been unfit for his office, or else very stupid.
To be sure, my dear, that is very stupid indeed, and shows a great want of genius and emulation.
As for Fanny's being stupid at learning, "she could only say it was very unlucky, but some people were stupid, and Fanny must take more pains: she did not know what else was to be done; and, except her being so dull, she must add she saw no harm in the poor little thing, and always found her very handy and quick in carrying messages, and fetching, what she wanted.
They are all stupid when they are not crafty, and very few of them are crafty.
And that stupid set without whom my wife cannot exist, and those women.
And at last, perhaps, there comes a time when those books which seemed to us most dull and stupid delight us the most.
In my domain they become assured; all stupid shame fleeth away; they empty themselves.
I seem in unusually good spirits; my perception of things is clear, I feel as light and cheerful as though I were in heaven; but I know for a certainty, that if to-morrow a dim remembrance of it should swim before my mind, it will then seem nothing but stupid nonsense, as I have often experienced already--especially before I enlisted under the banner of the police, for that dispels like a whirlwind all the visions of an unfettered imagination.