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  • Carmen knelt beside it, ignoring the anxious mutterings of its mother.
  • He returned to Switzerland in July 1788, cherishing vague schemes of fresh literary activity; but genuine sorrow caused by the death of his friend Deyverdun interfered with steady work, nor was it easy for him to fix on a new subject which should be at once congenial and proportioned to his powers; while the premonitory mutterings of the great thunderstorm of the French Revolution, which reverberated in hollow echoes even through ' An anonymous pamphlet, entitled Observations on the three last volumes of the Roman History, appeared in 1788; Disney's Sermon, with Strictures, in 1790; and Whitaker's Review, in 1791.
  • Not less direct and trenchant are his attacks on political government, which, interpreted by the light of after events, sound like the first distant mutterings of revolution.
  • His grimaces, his gestures, his mutterings, sometimes diverted and sometimes terrified people who did not know him.
  • Several times she listened at the door, and it seemed to her that his mutterings were louder than usual and that they turned him over oftener.

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