Before I proceed farther, I shall beg leave to obviate some misconstructions
into which the zeal of some few readers may lead them; for I would not willingly give offence to any, especially to men who are warm in the cause of virtue or religion.
We are not boy and girl, to be captiously irritable, misled by every moment's inadvertence, and wantonly playing with our own happiness." And yet, a few minutes afterwards, she felt as if their being in company with each other, under their present circumstances, could only be exposing them to inadvertencies and misconstructions
of the most mischievous kind.
and contraventions of the will of the legislature may now and then happen; but they can never be so extensive as to amount to an inconvenience, or in any sensible degree to affect the order of the political system.
as well as you do--that such misconstructions
are foreign to your nature.
No wonder that in Lydgate's energetic nature the sense of a hopeless misconstruction
easily turned into a dogged resistance.
If Mirabel had something of importance to say to her, she might have avoided exposing herself to Francine's spiteful misconstruction
: it would have been easy to arrange with Cecilia that a third person should be present at the interview.
Dashwood's sisters, she immediately concluded them to be staying in Harley Street; and this misconstruction
produced within a day or two afterwards, cards of invitation for them as well as for their brother and sister, to a small musical party at her house.
To avoid misconstruction
of what I have said, I depart from my purpose not to speak of particular amendments so far as to say that, holding such a provision to now be implied Constitutional law, I have no objection to its being made express and irrevocable.
No stronger proof could be given of the distress under which these writers labor for objections, than their stooping to such a misconstruction
Perhaps the naturalist was urged to show his spirit, on this occasion, by some secret consciousness that his excessive industry in the retreat might be liable to misconstruction
; and it is certain that, whatever might be his peculiar notions of danger from the quick, his habits and his knowledge had placed him far above the apprehension of suffering harm from any communication with the dead.
and misunderstanding of the cause in which, and the motives with which, I have worked out this work, is lighter to endure than his would be.
To save her from misconstruction
, cruel misconstruction
, that even my friends have not been able to avoid, becomes my duty.