Like many violent and implacable men, he allowed evils to grow under favour of his own heedlessness
, till they pressed upon him with exasperating force, and then he turned round with fierce severity and became unrelentingly hard.
He even tried to get up some emotion about that poor courier, who never got a chance to see anything, on account of my heedlessness
. But when I thought I had borne about enough of this kind of talk, I threatened to make Harris tramp back to the summit and make a report on that scenery, and this suggestion spiked his battery.
Her idea at first had been to get her niece as far away as possible from herself, and at the same time place her where her childish heedlessness
would not destroy valuable furnishings.
"It is but too true, that after leading you into danger by my heedlessness
, I have not even the merit of guarding your pillows as should become a soldier."
Vanity, extravagance, love of change, restlessness of temper, which must be doing something, good or bad; heedlessness
as to the pleasure of his father and Mrs.
He replied in the most natural and self-complacent style imaginable, "that he had been among his cousins, who were very poor; they had been delighted to see him; still more delighted with his good fortune; they had taken him to their arms; admired his equipments; one had begged for this; another for that"--in fine, what with the poor devil's inherent heedlessness
, and the real generosity of his disposition, his needy cousins had succeeded in stripping him of all his clothes and accoutrements, excepting the fig leaf with which he had returned to camp.
I've often had to scold her well for her heedlessness
I allowed that their conduct was bad, but I urged him to take into consideration their heedlessness
, their youth; then, too, the young men had only just been lunching together.
Most of them, however, were prone to assimilate to the red man in their heedlessness
of the future.
Ancient poetry and mythology suggest, at least, that husbandry was once a sacred art; but it is pursued with irreverent haste and heedlessness
by us, our object being to have large farms and large crops merely.
The Prince, who now realised what his heedlessness
had done, cursed too late his spirit of curiosity.
And Agamemnon answered, "Sir, you may sometimes blame him justly, for he is often remiss and unwilling to exert himself--not indeed from sloth, nor yet heedlessness
, but because he looks to me and expects me to take the lead.