The Foster Brothers: Being a History of the School and College Life of Two Young Men

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Appleton, 1859 - 405 pages
 

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Page 382 - I saw the snare, and I retired : The daughter of a hundred Earls, You are not one to be desired. Lady Clara Vere de Vere, I know you proud to bear your name, Your pride is yet no mate for mine, Too proud to care from whence I came.
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