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Season 1  "The Friends of English Magic"  1x1

Aired 5 years ago - May 17, 2015

Mr Norrell travels to London from Yorkshire to offer the government his services as a magician. Sir Walter Pole though refuses to align himself with such a disrespectable art as magic. After Sir Walter's sickly fiancée passes away, Mr Norrell makes a dangerous pact with a mysterious Gentleman to restore her to life. Jonathan Strange discovers that he also has magical powers.

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In York!
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I read your account of the careers of Martin Pale's fairy servants, sir.
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I did devote a great deal of time to Belasis in my youth, but no longer.
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- (Raucous laughter) - Absolute tripe.
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He murdered her. We know. We know.
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(Female statue sings with instrumental accompaniment)
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- I am sorry for it, sirs. - Do not be.
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That hadn't even occurred to me.
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Which useful position had you in mind?
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There will be no retreat from Salamanca.
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A person of great reputation in his native county of Yorkshire.
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by which I mean, of course, the belief that all practical magicians are charlatans,
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We are going to Lady Godesdone's house. It's a soirée.
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Mr Norr-ell...
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And I pray, do not think it would be considered an insult lo the company
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A book you won't find in your library, or any other.
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yet still feel its ache.
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and I had so much to say, and I'm sure we will be such friends.
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Shall we see your fortune?
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My fortune won't interest you.
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Well, that is to say, the outcome, it is quite unpredictable.
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- (Gasps of surprise) MAN: He's woken up!
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I purchased two spells from the man under the hedge. Would you like 10 see one?
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From the man under the hedge. Do try it.
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I simply wish to be able to aid you in your endeavours.
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I must confess that in recent centuries,
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