"Why, Mr. Razumihin, I do believe you’d let anybody beat you from sheer benevolence."
Pyotr Petrovitch deliberately drew out a cambric handkerchief reeking of scent and blew his nose with an air of a benevolent man who felt himself slighted, and was firmly resolved to insist on an explanation.
In the first place, because I can reason that I am one, and secondly, because for a month past I have been troubling benevolent Providence, calling it to witness that not for my own fleshly lusts did I undertake it, but with a grand and noble object—ha-ha!
Could it be simply to conceal it from me, knowing that my convictions are opposed to yours and that I do not approve of private benevolence, which effects no radical cure?
"Listen, Razumihin," Raskolnikov began quietly, apparently calm—"can’t you see that I don’t want your benevolence?
(For I know, some benevolent people are very fond of decking out their charitable actions in that way.
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They called themselves The Benevolent Association because their mission was to help others.