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Why is it that we can better bear to part in spirit than in body, and while we have the fortitude to act farewell have not the nerve to say it?‘ is a quotation from The Old Curiosity Shop (Chapter 15).

The Old Curiosity Shop was the fourth novel by Charles Dickens and follows the life of Nell Trent and her grandfather, both residents of The Old Curiosity Shop in London.

 

 

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