“You will find her father a white-haired old man,” said my aunt, “though a better man in all other respects – a reclaimed man. Neither will you find him measuring all human interests, and joys, and sorrows, with his one poor little inch-rule now. Trust me, child, such things must shrink very much, before they can be measured off in that way.”

-Charles Dickens, David Copperfield

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