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" do the people find to say about one another?" "Oh!" returned Miss Poggleton; "the veriest trifles in the world. Nothing is so insignificant as the staple of Calcutta conversation. What Mr. This said to Miss That, and what Miss That did to Mr. This ;... "
Peregrine Pultuney; or, Life in India [by sir J.W. Kaye]. - Page 126
by sir John William Kaye - 1844
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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
...one another? The veriest trifles in the world. Nothing is so insignificant as the staple of Calcurta conversation. What Mr This said to Miss That, and...marriages and ought-to-be marriages, and gentlemen's artention and ladies' flirtings, dress, reunions, and the last burrakhana [big dinner].' There were...
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