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    breakfast

    "i wont have any coffee today, Praskovya Osipova," said Ivan Yakovlevich. instead, i would like to eat a bit of hot bread with onion." (that is to say, Ivan Yakovlevich would have liked both the one and the other, but he knew that it was quite impossible to demand two things at once, for Praskovya Osipova very much liked such whims.) "let the fool eat the bread:all the better for me," the wife thought to herself, "there will be an extra cup of coffee left." and she threw a loaf onto the table.

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    This is from Gogol' isn't it? Нос

    I actually have the author's original Russian here somewhere. I'll try and find it.

    EDIT: Here it is.

    - Сегодня я, Прасковья Осиповна, не буду пить кофию, - сказал Иван Яковлевич, - а вместо того хочется мне съесть горячего хлебца с луком.

    (То есть Иван Яковлевич хотел бы и того и другого, но знал, что было совершенно невозможно требовать двух вещей разом, ибо Прасковья Осиповна очень не любила таких прихотей.) "Пусть дурак ест хлеб; мне же лучше, - подумала про себя супруга, - останется кофию лишняя порция". И бросила один хлеб на стол.
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    Essi, check this thread:
    http://masterrussian.net/mforum/viewtop ... highlight=
    Gogol becomes popular.

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    hi

    thank you very much for your help. i woul have loved to write in Russian but my key board is in English.

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