Naturally frank and straightforward in all her own dealings, Miss Garth shrank from plainly pursuing her doubts
to this result: a want of loyalty toward her tried and valued friend seemed implied in the mere dawning of it on her mind.
He knew nothing of weekday services, and thought none the worse of the Sunday sermon if it allowed him to sleep from the text to the blessing; liking the afternoon service best, because the prayers were the shortest, and not ashamed to say so; for he had an easy, jolly conscience, broad- backed like himself, and able to carry a great deal of beer or port-wine, not being made squeamish by doubts
and qualms and lofty aspirations.
It must make him think; and I have no doubt
that he oftener endeavours to restrain himself than he would if he had been anything but a clergyman.
Around the necks of the creatures were fastened black collars, (badges of servitude, no doubt
,) such as we keep on our dogs, only much wider and infinitely stiffer, so that it was quite impossible for these poor victims to move their heads in any direction without moving the body at the same time; and thus they were doomed to perpetual contemplation of their noses -- a view puggish and snubby in a wonderful, if not positively in an awful degree.
There could be no doubt
about the beetling forehead, the sunken animal eyes.
It is a happiness to know, however, that intelligent people do not doubt
the story in any of its particulars.
your toilet is a little extravagant and wild, but what difference does that make with such a charming damsel as yourself?
it was all a minor affair as compared with equal knowledge of French literature, and so far it was a loss of time.
Their particular phase of doubt
, of philosophic uncertainty, has been the secret of millions of good Christians, multitudes of worthy priests.
That day, when I should have been at my work, she came upon me in the kitchen, 'The Master of Ballantrae' beside me, but I was not reading: my head lay heavy on the table, and to her anxious eyes, I doubt
not, I was the picture of woe.
Taken in by the stratagem of Rosa, who had feigned to put it in the ground, and entertaining no doubt
that this little farce had been played in order to force him to betray himself, he redoubled his precaution, and employed every means suggested by his crafty nature to watch the others without being watched himself.
You say that, mother, as if you doubt
whether Miss Dunross told me the truth.