When two people are once parted--have abandoned a common domicile and a common environment--new growths insensibly bud upward to fill each vacated place; unforeseen accidents hinder intentions, and old plans are forgotten.
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Source Notes: Tess of the D'Urbervilles, A Pure Woman (Phase the Fifth, "The Woman Pays"; chapter 36) (1895).
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