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an instance of brilliance:
the brilliancies of Congreve’s wit.
Historical Examples

The Bront Family, Vol. 2 of 2 Francis A. Leyland
The Contrast Royall Tyler
A House Party with the Tucker Twins Nell Speed
Aztec Land Maturin M. Ballou
Bureaucracy Honore de Balzac
A Day’s Ride Charles James Lever
The House of the Dead or Prison Life in Siberia Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Molly Bawn Margaret Wolfe Hamilton
The Popular Science Monthly, October, 1900 Various
Vegetable Dyes Ethel M. Mairet



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