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  1. He, who had seen Alfieri at the very last, might be admitted when the door was closed to all others; he could help to sort the dead man's papers; he could, in his artistic capacity, discuss the plans for Alfieri's monument, write to Canova, correspond with the dignitaries of Santa Croce, and so forth; come in contact with the Countess in those manifold pieces of business, in those long conversations, which seem, for a time, to keep the dead one still in the company of the living. - "The Countess of Albany", Violet Paget (AKA Vernon Lee).
  2. It was the first time that he had set foot there, and all understood that by this intrusion Mr. Daniel Kybird sought to place sea- captains and other dignitaries on a footing with the keepers of slop- shops and dealers in old clothes. - "At Sunwich Port, Complete", W.W. Jacobs.
  3. The convent selected for her was that of Santa Clara, her patron saint, the abbess of which was a relative of Father Alfonzo, a woman of noble family, and many connexions among the high dignitaries of the Church, by whose exertions she had been raised to her present dignity, more than by any peculiar claims to sanctity which she could boast of. - "The Prime Minister", W.H.G. Kingston.
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