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The Idiot
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  • It is true that her nature sometimes rebelled against these dictates of reason, and that she grew yearly more capricious and impatient; but having a respectful and well-disciplined husband under her thumb at all times, she found it possible, as a rule, to empty any little accumulations of spleen upon his head, and therefore the harmony of the family was kept duly balanced, and things went as smoothly as family matters can.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I'll dictate to you," said Aglaya, coming up to the table.  (not reviewed by editor)

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