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- It is remarkable that persons who speculate the most boldly often conform with the most perfect quietude to the external regulations of society.Chapter 13 -- Another View of Hester (68% in)
- She assumed a freedom of speculation, then common enough on the other side of the Atlantic, but which our forefathers, had they known it, would have held to be a deadlier crime than that stigmatised by the scarlet letter.Chapter 13 -- Another View of Hester (65% in)
- A tendency to speculation, though it may keep women quiet, as it does man, yet makes her sad.Chapter 13 -- Another View of Hester (77% in)
- But Hester Prynne, with a mind of native courage and activity, and for so long a period not merely estranged, but outlawed from society, had habituated herself to such latitude of speculation as was altogether foreign to the clergyman.Chapter 18 -- A Flood of Sunshine (4% in)
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