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Pour faire partie du 'petit noyau', du 'petit groupe', du 'petit clan' des Verdurin, une condition était suffisante mais elle était nécessaire: il fallait adhérer tacitement àMarcel Proust
Once a term the whole school went for a walk - that is to say the three masters took part as well as the boysE. M. Forster
Gustav Aschenbach oder von Aschenbach, wie seit seinem fünfzigsten Geburtstag amtlich sein Name lautete, hatte an einem Frühlingsnachmittag des Jahres 19.., das unserem KontinentThomas Mann
Nous étions à l'Étude, quand le Proviseur entra, suivi d'un nouveau habillé en bourgeois et d'un garçon de classe qui portait un grand pupitre.Gustave Flaubert
Sir Walter Elliot, of Kellynch-hall, in Somersetshire, was a man who, for his own amusement, never took up any book but the Baronetage;...Jane Austen
La petit ville de Verrières peut passer pour l'une des plus jolies de la Franche-Comté.Stendhal
On a brilliant day in May, in the year 1868, a gentleman was reclining at his ease on the great circular divan which at the period occupied the centre of the Salon Carré, in the mHenry James
On an evening in the latter part of May a middle-aged man was walking homeward from Shaston to the village of Marlott, in the adjoining Vale of Blackmore or Blackmoor.Thomas Hardy
This is the saddest story I have ever heardFord Madox Ford
Wie froh bin, dass ich weg bin! Bester Freund, was ist das Herz des Menschen! Dich zu verlassen, den ich so liebe, von dem ich unzertrennlich war, und froh zu sein!Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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