Bishop then came undesignedly
sidling in the direction of the sideboard.
It came out quite unawares, quite undesignedly
. I, you may well believe, could talk of nothing but my child;--he could not conceal his distress; I saw that it equalled my own, and he perhaps, thinking that mere friendship, as the world now goes, would not justify so warm a sympathy--or rather, not thinking at all, I suppose--giving way to irresistible feelings, made me acquainted with his earnest, tender, constant, affection for Marianne.
It was horrible to think that I had provided the weapon, however undesignedly
, but I could hardly think otherwise.
She had soon afterwards reason to believe that the beginning was already made, and could not but hope that the gipsy, though she had told no fortune, might be proved to have made Harriet's.About a fortnight after the alarm, they came to a sufficient explanation, and quite undesignedly
. Emma was not thinking of it at the moment, which made the information she received more valuable.