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" Small use to him a pretty carriage now', said Mrs Parkinson, 'the only carriage that he needs is a hearse'. 'Oh; but', exclaimed Mrs Poggleton, with more eagerness than she had manifested throughout the conversation, 'I have been dying a long time for... "
Peregrine Pultuney; or, Life in India [by sir J.W. Kaye]. - Page 97
by sir John William Kaye - 1844
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The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Volume 43

1844
...gentleman with that pretty carriage, I declare.' " ' Small use to him a pretty carriage now,' said vMrs Parkinson ; ' the only carriage that he needs is a...shall be able to get it. What a nice thing to be sure !' " The etiquette of a Calcutta ball-room may be agreeable to many English ladies. It is furnished...
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The Lion and the Tiger: The Rise and Fall of the British Raj, 1600-1947

Denis Judd - History - 2004 - 234 pages
...exclaimed Mrs Poggleton, with more eagerness than she had manifested throughout the conversation, '1 have been dying a long time for that carriage, and...her hands, and pretended to be immeasurably shocked, murtering to herself, but quite loud enough for everybody to hear, that life was a span, and death...
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