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Buller. I Know there is nothing yon dislike so much as personal observations
On myself to myself—not at all on others.
Yet I cannot hdp telling you to your face, sir, that you are one of the finest -looking old men
Elderly gentlemen, if you please, sir.
In Britain, in Europe, in the World. I am perfectly serious, sir. You are.
You needed not to say you were perfectly serious; for I suffer no man to be ironical on Me, Mr Buller. I am.
Such a change since we came to Cladich! Seward was equally shocked, with myself, at your looks on board the Steamer. So lean—so bent—so sallow—so haggard—in a word—so aged!
Were you shocked, Seward?
Buller has such a blunt way with him that he often makes me blush. I was not shocked, my dear sir, but I was affected.
Turning to me, he said in a whisper, "What a wreck!"
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