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- After he was gone, Dorothea dwelt with some agitation on this indifference of his; and her mind was much exercised with arguments drawn from the varying conditions of climate which modify human needs, and from the admitted wickedness of pagan despots.Book 1 — Miss Brooke (24% in)
- But he controlled himself, and only said, with a touch of despotic firmness— "What I am to do in my practice, Rosy, it is for me to judge.Book 7 — Two Temptations (12% in)
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