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  1. Public Bookmark 18

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    See additional warnings in end notes.

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    Even at the worst of it. Even at the eleventh hour, when the weakest of them (James included) were driven round the wheel of breath by brute instinct alone, dead men with beating blood, Francis emanated the kind of muddy half-light that precedes the rising sun. His indefatigable will made manifest in the flesh.

    “Don’t be cruel, James,” he is saying now. “I am fat, decrepit. My better days, if ever I had them, are long behind me.”

    “Ever the curmudgeon. You’ve no idea how ... splendid you are. I, for one, think these are your finest days.”

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    05 Mar 2021

  2. Public Bookmark 21

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    “Do you wish to speak, sir?”

    “I said a service with him last night. Just the two of us.”

    A missing scene from episode 9.

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    26 Dec 2020

  3. Public Bookmark 24

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    Or, some meta in which many words are spent on Early Victorian bathing, shaving, skincare, and lube.

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    26 Dec 2020

    Bookmarker's Notes

    literally invaluable reference

  4. Public Bookmark 58

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    “There is barely a ribbon or a feather or a scrap of silk left this side of Exeter.”

    “No woman under thirty is left unmoved,” Tom said, grinning around the stem of his pipe.

    “Even our Essie is taken up with the idea!” Esther’s dark eyes were dancing in the firelight. “Though she is far too young to think of marrying at present — least of all to Mr James Fitzjames.”

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    15 Nov 2020

    Bookmarker's Notes

    i live in space now

  5. Public Bookmark 38

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    England is a dream, emerging from the thinning mist; unreal.

    England is on this limping frigate; one of the last to leave. Men in blankets, wrapped in tarps, the sweat of waking nightmares oily in their hair.

    James keeps England in the pocket of his greatcoat, tucked against his heart.

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    02 Oct 2020

    Bookmarker's Notes

    time 2 die

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