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  • Mrs. Weston was exceedingly disappointed—much more disappointed, in fact, than her husband, though her dependence on seeing the young man had been so much more sober: but a sanguine temper, though for ever expecting more good than occurs, does not always pay for its hopes by any proportionate depression.

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  • proportionate representation of a minority group
  • Each nation then would have a vote in administration roughly proportionate to its contributions.

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