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His being a bachelor was in his favour, and would perhaps have been enough to turn the scale, even if Mr.
May not a more compact and advantageous position turn the scale on the same side, against a superior number so situated as to be less capable of a prompt and collected exertion of its strength?
This was the last drachm required to turn the scale of her indecision.