I mean the timorous or carping few who doubt the tendency of such books as "Jane Eyre:" in whose eyes whatever is unusual is wrong; whose ears detect in each protest against bigotry — that parent of crime — an insult to piety, that regent of God on earth.
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The California Board of Regents voted to increase student fees 32% at all University of California schools.
The King was captured, so his son served as Regent in his absence.