Would have been self-willed
(he thought in his eminently practical way) but for her bringing-up.
Kit rather wondered what this meant, but as he couldn't stop there, asking questions, he shouldered the box again and followed the girl into the hall, where through a back-door he descried Mr Garland leading Whisker in triumph up the garden, after that self-willed
pony had (as he afterwards learned) dodged the family round a small paddock in the rear, for one hour and three quarters.
sometimes--I grant; but the finest creature, nevertheless, that ever walked the ways of this lower world.
Occasionally during the journey he conversed with the queen of England respecting the power of fascination which Madame possessed, and the mother, whom so many misfortunes and deceptions had taught experience, replied: "Henrietta was sure to be illustrious in one way or another, whether born in a palace or born in obscurity; for she is a woman of great imagination, capricious and self-willed
." De Wardes and Manicamp, in their self-assumed character of courtiers, had announced the princess's arrival.
This did I endure for her; and now the self-willed
girl upbraids me that I did not leave her to perish, and refuses me not only the slightest proof of gratitude, but even the most distant hope that ever she will be brought to grant any.
M'Lellan was a man of a singularly self-willed
and decided character, with whom persuasion was useless; he was permitted, therefore, to take his own course without opposition.
Thursday, predestined to hope and enjoyment, came; and opened with more kindness to Fanny than such self-willed
, unmanageable days often volunteer, for soon after breakfast a very friendly note was brought from Mr.
Thou hast withstood authority, A self-willed
rebel, thou must die.
Wild was the wrestle which should be paramount; but another feeling rose and triumphed: something hard and cynical: self-willed
and resolute: it settled his passion and petrified his countenance: he went on -
It is even observed that the wives who quote him to their self-willed
husbands as a shining example in reality look down upon him and that nobody does so with greater superciliousness than one particular lady whose lord is more than suspected of laying his umbrella on her as an instrument of correction.
A hard-headed, square-shouldered, pertinaciously self-willed
man--it was plainly useless to contend with him.
The best fellow in the world in other respects: in this one matter as obstinate and self-willed
as he can be.