At another time her affections
were deeply engaged by a young gentleman who visited a lady on a neighboring plantation.
Curiosity is natural to the soul of man, and interesting objects have a powerful influence on our affections
It was a long, wellwritten letter, giving the particulars of his journey and of his feelings, expressing all the affection
, gratitude, and respect which was natural and honourable, and describing every thing exterior and local that could be supposed attractive, with spirit and precision.
She had little difficulty in understanding thus much of her rival's intentions, and while she was firmly resolved to act by her as every principle of honour and honesty directed, to combat her own affection
for Edward and to see him as little as possible; she could not deny herself the comfort of endeavouring to convince Lucy that her heart was unwounded.
Instead of their being "joined in affection
" and free from all apprehension of different "interests," envy and jealousy would soon extinguish confidence and affection
, and the partial interests of each confederacy, instead of the general interests of all America, would be the only objects of their policy and pursuits.
Miss Bingley's civility to Elizabeth increased at last very rapidly, as well as her affection
for Jane; and when they parted, after assuring the latter of the pleasure it would always give her to see her either at Longbourn or Netherfield, and embracing her most tenderly, she even shook hands with the former.
There was but one earthly affection
in my breast, and it had grown calmer since my youth; so that I was satisfied to bring Martha to be my sister, in our new abode.
Looking back after much love and much trouble, the instinct of primitive man, who seeks to personify the forces of Nature for his affection
and for his fear, is awakened again in the breast of one civilized beyond that stage even in his infancy.
Price was not unkind; but, instead of gaining on her affection
and confidence, and becoming more and more dear, her daughter never met with greater kindness from her than on the first day of her arrival.
Anne was tenderness itself, and she had the full worth of it in Captain Wentworth's affection
As a mother she is unexceptionable; her solid affection
for her child is shown by placing her in hands where her education will be properly attended to; but because she has not the blind and weak partiality of most mothers, she is accused of wanting maternal tenderness.
It is true, that if the affection
or aptness of the children be extraordinary, then it is good not to cross it; but generally the precept is good, optimum elige, suave et facile illud faciet consuetudo.