She grew fond of her husband, realizing with some unaccountable satisfaction that no trace of passion or excessive and fictitious warmth colored her affection
, thereby threatening its dissolution.
At Chelicothe I spent my time as comfortably as I could expect; was adopted, accordin to their custom, into a family where I became a son, and had a great share in the affection
of my new parents, brothers, sisters, and friends.
He expressed once, and but once in my hearing, a strong sense of the rugged charm of the hills, and an inborn affection
for the dark roof and hoary walls he called his home; but there was more of gloom than pleasure in the tone and words in which the sentiment was manifested; and never did he seem to roam the moors for the sake of their soothing silence--never seek out or dwell upon the thousand peaceful delights they could yield.
Children of neighboring families, their affection
was older even than their school-days; it seemed an innate principle, interfused among all their sentiments and feelings, and not so much a distinct remembrance, as connected with their whole volume of remembrances.
Sir Walter, indeed, though he had no affection
for Anne, and no vanity flattered, to make him really happy on the occasion, was very far from thinking it a bad match for her.
Then, moved with pity, he was seized with passion and devotion towards that child, his brother; a sweet and strange thing was a human affection
to him, who had hitherto loved his books alone.
Now, in you we can repose the strictest confidence; in you we have seen--or at least I have seen, and that's the same thing, for there's no difference between me and my brother Ned, except that he is the finest creature that ever lived, and that there is not, and never will be, anybody like him in all the world--in you we have seen domestic virtues and affections
, and delicacy of feeling, which exactly qualify you for such an office.
And what fastens attention, in the intercourse of life, like any passage betraying affection
between two parties?
Crawley had such a hold over the affections
of his father, resulted from money arrangements.
I knew my silence disquieted them, and I well remembered the words of my father: "I know that while you are pleased with yourself you will think of us with affection
, and we shall hear regularly from you.
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.
Expressions which are in no way composite signify substance, quantity, quality, relation, place, time, position, state, action, or affection