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He says that with my imaginative power and habit of story-making, a nervous weakness like mine is sure to lead to all manner of excited fancies, and that I ought to use my will and good sense to check the tendency.
But these fancies were not marked enough not to be thrown off, and it is only in the light, or the gloom, I should rather say, of other and subsequent matters that they now come back to me.
But at last all these fancies yielded to that one portentous something in the picture's midst.
In old times, there seem to have prevailed the most curious fancies concerning these blinds.
I was willing to work, and ready to work hard too; but to be tormented for nothing but their fancies angered me.
He gazed on her as the Italian sailor gazes on his image of the child Jesus,--with a mixture of reverence and tenderness; and to humor her graceful fancies, and meet those thousand simple wants which invest childhood like a many-colored rainbow, was Tom's chief delight.
I confess that I am partial to these wild fancies, which transcend the order of time and development.