They are the result of the same cause in both cases: the possessor's old and inbred
custom of re- garding himself as a superior being.
Are there, infinitely varying with each individual, inbred
forces of Good and Evil in all of us, deep down below the reach of mortal encouragement and mortal repression -- hidden Good and hidden Evil, both alike at the mercy of the liberating opportunity and the sufficient temptation?
At last this odious offspring whom thou seest Thine own begotten, breaking violent way Tore through my entrails, that with fear and pain Distorted, all my nether shape thus grew Transform'd: but he my inbred
enemie Forth issu'd, brandishing his fatal Dart Made to destroy: I fled, and cry'd out DEATH; Hell trembl'd at the hideous Name, and sigh'd From all her Caves, and back resounded DEATH.
Call the death by any name your Highness will, attribute it to whom you will, or say it might have been prevented how you will, it is the same death eternally--inborn, inbred
, engendered in the corrupted humours of the vicious body itself, and that only--spontaneous combustion, and none other of all the deaths that can be died.
All his faults were marked by kindred traits, and were those of a man who had a fine baritone, whose clothes hung well upon him, and who even in his ordinary gestures had an air of inbred
He has an inbred
capacity for reading the riddle the right way in cases of mystery, great or small.
Still, in spite of these drawbacks, there was a latent charm in her expression, there was an inbred
fascination in her manner, which instantly found its way to my sympathies and its hold on my admiration.
Vanborough was tall and dark--a dashing, handsome man; with an energy in his face which all the world saw; with an inbred
falseness under it which only a special observer could detect.
Lady Janet's inbred
sense of justice admitted not over willingly--the reasonableness as well as the humanity of the view expressed in those words.
As she sat at the cabin breakfast-table that morning, in her quaintly-made sailing dress of old-fashioned nankeen--her inbred
childishness of manner contrasting delightfully with the blooming maturity of her form--the man must have been trebly armed indeed in the modern philosophy who could have denied that the first of a woman's rights is the right of being beautiful; and the foremost of a woman's merits, the merit of being young!
Betteredge pretty often-- invariably producing her as his one undeniable example of the inbred
frailty and perversity of the other sex.
She had a confused, dreamy notion that, if the creditors were all paid, her plate and linen ought to come back to her; but she had an inbred
perception that while people owed money they were unable to pay, they couldn't rightly call anything their own.