Poor Maggie was by no means made up of unalloyed devotedness
, but put forth large claims for herself where she loved strongly.
, enthusiasm, were her antipathies; for dissimulation and self-interest she had a preference--they were real wisdom in her eyes; moral and physical degradation, mental and bodily inferiority, she regarded with indulgence; they were foils capable of being turned to good account as set-offs for her own endowments.
And yet, her undying faith and trust, her freshremembrance, and continual devotedness
towards the original of that miniature, have been the only substance for her heart to feed upon.
At last Louis XIII made Treville the captain of his Musketeers, who were to Louis XIII in devotedness
, or rather in fanaticism, what his Ordinaries had been to Henry III, and his Scotch Guard to Louis XI.
Maximilian, in his devotedness
, gazed silently at her.
of admiration for which so many sighed, and which so many envied, was entirely thrown away upon Charlotte.
Certes, he was already quite a king, and it was a great thing to be a king in that period of traditional devotedness
and respect; but as, up to that time, he had been but seldom and always poorly shown to the people, as they to whom he was shown saw him by the side of his mother, a tall woman, and monsieur le cardinal, a man of commanding presence, many found him so little of a king as to say, --
She looked at Newman so long and so fixedly, with such a dull, intense devotedness
, that he himself might have had a pretext for embarrassment.
But I have discerned in you an elevation of thought and a capability of devotedness
, which I had hitherto not conceived to be compatible either with the early bloom of youth or with those graces of sex that may be said at once to win and to confer distinction when combined, as they notably are in you, with the mental qualities above indicated.
He too received a noble recompense for his devotedness
to the best interests of his country, taking with him into the retirement of private life the hatred of a host of enemies, and the fresh scars of wounds inflicted by assassins, only too often the sole guerdon obtained by honest people, who are guilty of having worked for their country, and of having forgotten their own private interests.
'Very convenient doctrine, for us, at all events,' said I; 'but if you would really study my pleasure, mother, you must consider your own comfort and convenience a little more than you do - as for Rose, I have no doubt she'll take care of herself; and whenever she does make a sacrifice or perform a remarkable act of devotedness
, she'll take good care to let me know the extent of it.
You will love me, because, however charming a new love may appear to you, God has not made me in anything inferior to him you have chosen, and because my devotedness
, my sacrifice, and my painful end will assure me, in your eyes, a certain superiority over him.