I had no hopes to give her, nor treasures to offer her, for mine are given to Dulcinea, and the treasures of knights-errant are like those of the fairies,' illusory and deceptive; all I can give her is the place in my memory I keep for her, without prejudice, however, to that which I hold devoted to Dulcinea, whom thou art wronging by thy remissness
in whipping thyself and scourging that flesh- would that I saw it eaten by wolves- which would rather keep itself for the worms than for the relief of that poor lady."
Grandmother went on talking in her polite Virginia way, not admitting their stark need or her own remissness
, until Jake arrived with the hamper, as if in direct answer to Mrs.
As soon as he had apologized for the remissness
of his memory, he asked me if he should send Boots for Mr.
But there he is, and, by the bye, his absence may sufficiently account for any remissness
of his sister's in writing, for there has been no 'Well, Mary, when do you write to Fanny?
The general, meanwhile, though offended every morning by Frederick's remissness
in writing, was free from any real anxiety about him, and had no more pressing solicitude than that of making Miss Morland's time at Northanger pass pleasantly.
Sometimes I thought that the fiend followed me and might expedite my remissness
by murdering my companion.
While he spoke, however, the young soldier seized his rifle, and advancing toward the front, prepared to atone for his venial remissness
, by freely exposing his life in defense of those he attended.
assuredly not," returned the gentleman, recognizing the face of an acquaintance, with an animation he could not conceal: "but how inadvertent I have been, not to have noticed Miss Osgood before!"--While speaking, his eyes rested on the lovely countenance of her friend, as if, by their direction, he meant to explain the reason of his remissness
"During this interval I wrote three very supplicating, and, I thought, moving letters to my aunt; but, as I received no answer to any of them, my disdain would not suffer me to continue my application." Here she stopt, and, looking earnestly at Sophia, said, "Methinks, my dear, I read something in your eyes which reproaches me of a neglect in another place, where I should have met with a kinder return." "Indeed, dear Harriet," answered Sophia, "your story is an apology for any neglect; but, indeed, I feel that I have been guilty of a remissness
, without so good an excuse.--Yet pray proceed; for I long, though I tremble, to hear the end."
Her frequent forgetfulness of this admonition intensified her startled manner, since Mr Flintwinch's habit of avenging himself on her remissness
by making springs after her on the staircase, and shaking her, occasioned her to be always nervously uncertain when she might be thus waylaid next.
"Come," he said at last, "tell me of London and of the house which you have procured for me." With an apology for my remissness
, I went into my own room to get the papers from my bag.
"Father told me not to wait for any one, else I 'd lose my chance of a hack; so I gave my check to a man, and there he is with my trunk;" and Polly walked off after her one modest piece of baggage, followed by Tom, who felt a trifle depressed by his own remissness
in polite attentions.