The Sketch-Book. No. XXXVI. Separation. By Miss Pardoe
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The writer observes: 'The very feelings which in bygone days have endeared us to fond hearts and gentle spirits, may be perhaps those most calculated to estrange the affections of others; the animal spirits whose flow may have gladdened a fond circle, fail, or become enfeebled beneath a sense of isolation [...]; the character is formed by circumstances; they act as a thermometer to inhabit its several changes and gradations' (337).
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