No, my Sophia, if cruel fortune separates us for ever, my soul shall doat
on thee alone.
"When Fanny is known to him," continued Henry, "he will doat
I never saw such fine children in my life.--I declare I quite doat
upon them already, and indeed I am always distractedly fond of children."
"Yes, I doat
on Miss Georgiana!" cried the fervent Abbot.
I am amazingly attached to Ned--quite doat
upon him, indeed--and even if we could afford to throw ourselves away, that very objection would be quite insuperable.--I wish you'd take some wine?'
I was tired of that sort of vegetation in which I neither grew, nor was watered by tears; nor could I see those stars on which I so much doated
, and from which I had learned a wisdom so profound.
One of his drunken exclamations was, "And the jade doats
on your youth, you raw blockhead!
Paul's cheery soprano, lifted in a hymn, doated
through the trees, accompanied by the whirr of an egg-beater.
on it, your worship,' replied Bumble; giving Oliver a sly pinch, to intimate that he had better not say he didn't.
I talked yesterday with a pair of philosophers; I endeavored to show my good men that I love everything by turns and nothing long; that I loved the centre, but doated
on the superficies; that I loved man, if men seemed to me mice and rats; that I revered saints, but woke up glad that the old pagan world stood its ground and died hard; that I was glad of men of every gift and nobility, but would not live in their arms.
For the statements made to Friar Ferrer, see Paris, Bibliotheque nationale, Collection Doat
23, fols 1-49b; for the Lauragais deposition, see Toulouse BM MS 609, fols 201b-03 b.