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  • But I am returned . . . & you cannot conceive the degradation I felt at first, from being accustomed to walk free as air among mountains, & bathe in rivers without being controuled by any one, to come home and work: I felt very little.

    A passion for painting in the Lake District

  • But people awed and controuled, though but by their own consciousness of inferiority, will find fault, right or wrong, with those, whose rectitude of mind and manners their own culpable hearts give them to be afraid.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • Mere young-lady talk, when controuled by those they hate.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • I despise them from my heart for presuming to imagine that I will be controuled by the prospect of any benefits in their power to confer.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • I am grown choleric and impatient, and will not be controuled.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • Let me, therefore, know whether I am to be controuled in the future disposal of myself?

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • The gentle Waller says, women are born to be controuled.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • He must indeed have had early a very docile genius; since a person of his pleasurable turn and active spirit, could never have submitted to take long or great pains in attaining the qualifications he is master of; qualifications so seldom attained by youth of quality and fortune; by such especially of those of either, who, like him, have never known what it was to be controuled.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • Your papa is a very good man, and means well; but he will not be controuled; nor yet persuaded.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • ‘Why, John,’ said I, ‘did you think the king should be controuled by a parliament?’

    Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides

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