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"The schoolmaster was leaving the village, and everybody seemed sorry."
Part First, At Marygreen: Chap. 1, p. 3

"He knew well, too well, in the secret centre of his brain, that Arabella was not worth a great deal as a specimen of womankind. Yet, such being the custom of the rural districts among honorable young men who had drifted so far into intimacy with a woman as he unfortunately had done, he was ready to abide by what he had said, and take the consequences."
Part First, At Marygreen: Chap. 9, p. 55

"The next noteworthy move in Jude's life was that in which he appeared gliding steadily onward through a dusky landscape of some three years' later leafage than had graced his courtship of Arabella, and the disruption of his course conjugal life with her. He was walking towards Christminster city, at a point a mile or two to the south-west of it."
Part Second, At Christminster: Chap. 1, p. 89

"This terribly sensible advice exasperated Jude. He had known all that before. He knew it was true. Yet it seemed a hard slap after ten years of labor, and its effect upon him just now was to make him rise recklessly from the table, and, instead of reading as usual, to go downstairs and into the streets."
Part Second, At Christminster: Chap. 6, p. 138

"He considered that he might so mark out his coming years as to begin his ministry at the age of thirty—an age which much attracted him as being that of his exemplar when he first began to teach in Galilee."
Part Third, At Melchester: Chap. 1, p. 155

"When they had passed up the church and were standing in their places Jude found that the antecedent visit had certainly taken off the edge of this performance, but by the time they were half way on with the service he wished from his heart that he had not undertaken the business of giving her away."
Part Third, At Melchester: Chap. 7, p. 209

"'Whose photograph was she looking at?' he said. He had once given her his; but she had others, he knew. Yet it was his, surely?"
Part Fourth, At Shaston: Chap. 1, p. 248

"The next morning came, and at breakfast Phillotson told Sue: 'You may go—with whom you will. I absolutely and unconditionally agree.'"
Part Fourth, At Shaston: Chap. 4, p. 280

"After this the subject of marriage was not mentioned by them for several days, though living as they were with only a landing between them it was constantly in their minds."
Part Fifth, At Aldbrickham and Elsewhere: Chap. 1, p. 314

"'I can't bear that they, and everybody, should think people wicked because they may have chosen to live their own way! It is really these opinions that make the best intentioned people reckless, and actually become immoral!'"
Part Fifth, At Aldbrickham and Elsewhere: Chap. 6, p. 365

"At the back of the door were fixed two hooks for hanging garments, and from these the forms of the two youngest children were suspended, by a piece of box-cord round each of their necks, while from a nail a few yards off the body of little Jude was hanging in a similar manner."
Part Sixth, At Christminster Again: Chap. 2, p. 405

"'She may swear that on her knees to the holy cross upon her necklace till she's hoarse, but it won't be true! said Arabella. 'She's never found peace since she left his arms, and never will again till she's as he is now!'"
Part Sixth, At Christminster Again: Chap. 11, p. 494

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