I have now been but a few months a widow, and, however little indebted to my husband's memory for any happiness derived from him during a union of some years, I cannot forget that the indelicacy
of so early a second marriage must subject me to the censure of the world, and incur, what would be still more insupportable, the displeasure of Mr.
"But there seems an indelicacy
in directing his attentions towards her so soon after this event."
No one could dispute her right to come; the house was her husband's from the moment of his father's decease; but the indelicacy
of her conduct was so much the greater, and to a woman in Mrs.
If Miss Miggs had had her hearing, no doubt she would have been greatly shocked by the indelicacy
of a young female's going away with a stranger by night (for her moral feelings, as we have said, were of the tenderest kind); but directly Mr Dennis ceased to speak, she reminded him that he had only wasted breath.
-- the indelicacy
! -- the horrible ugliness of this exposure of a sick and guilty heart to the very eye that would gloat over it!
What could he mean by such horrible indelicacy
? To suffer her to engage herself to suffer her even to think of such a measure!"
This note was in the first place a forgery; it was likewise an indelicacy
. It was even, according to our present manners, something like an infamous action; but at that period people did not manage affairs as they do today.
"I have not the least objection to his knowing it, on my own account, except from the indelicacy
of complimenting a gentleman," said Charlotte, with perfect simplicity; "but whether it would be beneficial to himself or not, you can best judge."
But it was not to be avoided: he made her feel that she was the object of all; though she could not say that it was unpleasantly done, that there was indelicacy
or ostentation in his manner; and sometimes, when he talked of William, he was really not unagreeable, and shewed even a warmth of heart which did him credit.
"Such an action is not the less shameful on that account," said De Wardes; "and it is quite sufficient for a gentleman to have attained the age of reason, to avoid committing an act of indelicacy
I felt I might, without indelicacy
, because the evening she dined with us she rather suggested .
The barriers today between the smoking room and the drawing room are shadowy things, and she knew very well that he was held in a somewhat curious respect by men, as a person to whom it was impossible to tell a story in which there was any shadow of indelicacy
. The ways of the so-called man of world seemed in his presence as though they must be the ways of some creature of a different and a lower stage of existence.