He had not much intercourse with any families beyond that circle; his horror of late hours, and large dinnerparties, made him unfit
for any acquaintance but such as would visit him on his own terms.
No one wished it to be noticed that he could see nothing, for then he would have been unfit
for his office, or else very stupid.
"Then I decline to interfere," said the Governor, with asperity; "a man who abuses his office by making it serve a private end and purvey a personal advantage is unfit
to be free.
What a magnificent train there is to the mantle; and how gracefully the scarf hangs!" in short, no one would allow that he could not see these much-admired clothes; because, in doing so, he would have declared himself either a simpleton or unfit
for his office.
"MY DEAR MAGDALEN -- I have deferred answering your letter, in consequence of the distracted state of my mind, which made me unfit
to write to you.