Nor is this precious substance found unalloyed
in any other part of the creature.
In a primitive state of society, the enjoyments of life, though few and simple, are spread over a great extent, and are unalloyed
; but Civilization, for every advantage she imparts, holds a hundred evils in reserve;--the heart-burnings, the jealousies, the social rivalries, the family dissentions, and the thousand self-inflicted discomforts of refined life, which make up in units the swelling aggregate of human misery, are unknown among these unsophisticated people.
His love of father and mother was strong within him, too strong to permit unalloyed
happiness which was undoubtedly causing them days of sorrow.
He felt much as an astronomer feels who has discovered a new planet -- no doubt, as far as strong, deep, unalloyed
pleasure is concerned, the advantage was with the boy, not the astronomer.
These qualities, however, were unalloyed
by the slightest shade of selfishness; and, instead of dividing yet farther his weakened nation by forming a faction of his own, it was a leading part of Cedric's plan to extinguish that which already existed, by promoting a marriage betwixt Rowena and Athelstane.
He no longer hesitated to be led to a spot which promised such unalloyed
gratification to his wearied senses; and leaning on the arm of his companion, he entered the narrow mouth of the cave.
alas!--how vainly they tried, in after life, to renew the once unalloyed
enjoyment of tarts and lemonade!
But my happiness was not unalloyed
. It was comparative, a period of less misery slipped in between a past of great miseries and a future of great miseries.
It was not unalloyed
bliss, taking her to the lecture.
These bitter accusations might have been suppressed, had I, with greater policy, concealed my struggles, and flattered you into the belief of my being impelled by unqualified, unalloyed
inclination; by reason, by reflection, by everything.
Poor Maggie was by no means made up of unalloyed
devotedness, but put forth large claims for herself where she loved strongly.
"And the only unalloyed
happiness," said Crayford, "the happiness that women bring."