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- This had always been a principle in the Dodson family; it was one form if that sense of honor and rectitude which was a proud tradition in such families,—a tradition which has been the salt of our provincial society.1.13 -- Book 1 Chapter 13 -- Mr. Tulliver Further Entangles the Skein…. (73% in)
- But to minds strongly marked by the positive and negative qualities that create severity,—strength of will, conscious rectitude of purpose, narrowness of imagination and intellect, great power of self-control, and a disposition to exert control over others,—prejudices come as the natural food of tendencies which can get no sustenance out of that complex, fragmentary, doubt-provoking knowledge which we call truth.6.12 -- Book 6 Chapter 12 -- A Family Party (87% in)
- The circumstances were unprecedented in Mrs. Glegg's experience; nothing of that kind had happened among the Dodsons before; but it was a case in which her hereditary rectitude and personal strength of character found a common channel along with her fundamental ideas of clanship, as they did in her lifelong regard to equity in money matters.7.3 -- Book 7 Chapter 3 -- Showing That Old Acquaintances Are Capable…. (10% in)
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