Later they learn that good sense
and character make their own forms every moment, and speak or abstain, take wine or refuse it, stay or go, sit in a chair or sprawl with children on the floor, or stand on their head, or what else soever, in a new and aboriginal way; and that strong will is always in fashion, let who will be unfashionable.
Notwithstanding this willing concession of power on the part of Miss Emmerson, there was no deficiency in ability to judge between right and wrong in her character; but the homely nature of her good sense
, unassisted by any confidence in her own powers, was unable to compete with the dazzling display of accomplishments which met her in every house where she visited; and if she sometimes thought that she could not always discover much of the useful amid this excess of the agreeable, she rather attributed the deficiency to her own ignorance than to any error in the new system of instruction.
Moral obliquity and consequently lack of good sense
; for it has long been accepted that lack of good sense
is due to no other cause than moral obliquity.
His daughters, he felt, while they retained the name of Bertram, must be giving it new grace, and in quitting it, he trusted, would extend its respectable alliances; and the character of Edmund, his strong good sense
and uprightness of mind, bid most fairly for utility, honour, and happiness to himself and all his connexions.
With YOUR good sense
, to be so honestly blind to the follies and nonsense of others
must be in the tubes-- er--you wouldn't perhaps be offended if I was to mention--not that it's necessary, for your own good sense
or any person's sense must show 'em that--if I was to mention that such declaration on my part was final, and there terminated?
And you are ready to renounce all belief in your good sense
, in your knowledge, in your fidelity, in what you thought till then was the best in you, giving you the daily bread of life and the moral support of other men's confidence.
What we buy in a broom, a mat, a wagon, a knife, is some application of good sense
to a common want.
One of our favorite youths, Jack, a splendid young fellow with a head full of good sense
, and a pair of legs that were a wonder to look upon in the way of length and straightness and slimness, used to report progress every morning in the most glowing and spirited way, and say:
In short--I am reporting my own conversation-- you may be sure I had all the good sense
on my side.
If he continue this plan, I shall be able to stay at Grassdale well enough - that is, I shall be able to stay, and that is enough; even an occasional bevy of friends at the shooting season may be borne, if Arthur get so firmly attached to me, so well established in good sense
and principles before they come that I shall be able, by reason and affection, to keep him pure from their contaminations.
But what I say is this: it ain't good sense
to go court'n around after a halter if you can git at what you're up to in some way that's jist as good and at the same time don't bring you into no resks.