A capital idea, Holly. Drawing randomly from the nearest physical shelf--not my main shelves, as I am in my home office, I find the following:
"There were also some who dropped their veils over their charms; but, as the Wardour Manuscript says these were the fair ones of ten years standing, it may be supposed that, having had their full share of such vanities, they were willing to withdraw their claim, in order to give a fair chance to the rising beauties of the age."
Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott. As you can see, the sentences run fairly long in this novel. Indeed, this is the final sentence on page 108 of my T. Nelson & Son, Ltd. edition.
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