Love is absorbing; it takes the lover out of himself; the most clear-sighted
, though he may know, cannot realise that his love will cease; it gives body to what he knows is illusion, and, knowing it is nothing else, he loves it better than reality.
"Now, inform me count," said Raoul, fixing a penetrating look upon him, "what has happened to render you so clear-sighted
He was clear-sighted
enough to be aware that her uncle and aunt would have looked kindly on his suit, and indeed, without this encouragement he would never have persevered in going to the Farm; but it was impossible to come to any but fluctuating conclusions about Hetty's feelings.
The sudden acquisition of ten thousand pounds was the most remarkable charm of the young lady to whom he was now rendering himself agreeable; but Elizabeth, less clear-sighted
perhaps in this case than in Charlotte's, did not quarrel with him for his wish of independence.
Mr Haredale is too just, too generous, too clear-sighted
in his moral vision, to--'
You have genius; but clear-sighted
, calm discretion does not take such lofty flights, and utter such high natural tones.
as he was, Aramis deceived himself.
At one moment he was clear-sighted
, and, at the next, confused.
Thus the vision of humanity appeared to be in some way connected with Bloomsbury, and faded distinctly by the time she crossed the main road; then a belated organ-grinder in Holborn set her thoughts dancing incongruously; and by the time she was crossing the great misty square of Lincoln's Inn Fields, she was cold and depressed again, and horribly clear-sighted
. The dark removed the stimulus of human companionship, and a tear actually slid down her cheek, accompanying a sudden conviction within her that she loved Ralph, and that he didn't love her.
To Cedric, however, who, as we have observed, was not remarkably clear-sighted
on such occasions, the sorrow of his ward seemed so much deeper than any of the other maidens, that he deemed it proper to whisper the explanation ``She was the affianced bride of the noble Athelstane.'' It may be doubted whether this communication went a far way to increase Wilfred's disposition to sympathize with the mourners of Coningsburgh.
His very genuine and clear-sighted
indignation at social abuses expresses itself through his omnipresent irony and satire, and however serious the situations he almost always keeps the ridiculous side in sight.
"Far be it from me," said the cunning Bishop, "to point the way to one so clear-sighted
as Your Majesty; but, were I the King of England, I should look upon the matter in this wise: I have promised my Queen, let us say, that for forty days the cunningest rogue in all England shall have freedom to come and go; but, lo!