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| “I am one by myself, one, said Mortimer, "high up an awful staircase commanding a burial-ground, and I have a whole clerk to myself, and he has nothing to do but look at the burial-ground, and what he will turn out when arrived at maturity, I cannot conceive. Whether, in that shabby rook's nest, he is always plotting wisdom, or plotting murder; whether he will grow up, after so much solitary brooding, to enlighten his fellow-creatures, or to poison them; is the only speck of interest that presents itself to my professional view."”|
Charles Dickens quotes (English novelist, generally considered the greatest of the Victorian era, 1812-1870)
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rook synonyms: castle, castles, con, cons, defraud, defrauded, defrauding, diddle, diddled, diddling, scam, swindle, swindled, swindles, swindling, victimizing.