It is more intelligible to me why I should have read Conde's 'Dominion of the Arabs in Spain;' for that was in the line of my reading in Irving, which would account for my pleasure in the 'History of the Civil Wars of Granada;' it was some time before I realized that the chronicles in this were a bundle of romances and not veritable records; and my whole study in these things was wholly undirected and unenlightened
. But I meant to be thorough in it, and I could not rest satisfied with the Spanish-English grammars I had; I was not willing to stop short of the official grammar of the Spanish Academy.
The mulatto woman was a member of the Methodist church, and had an unenlightened
but very sincere spirit of piety.
In writing to my mother-in-law, I informed her that it had been found necessary to remove Miserrimus Dexter to an asylum--and I left her to draw her own conclusions from that fact, unenlightened
by so much as one word of additional information.
The extraordinary anxiety which he had expressed to remain unenlightened
as to the Count's identity-- or, in other words, to be left uncertain enough about facts to justify him to his own conscience in remaining passive--betrayed plainly that the means of exercising the terrible justice of the Brotherhood were ready to his hand, although, as a naturally humane man, he had shrunk from plainly saying as much in my presence.
If your sagacity, knowledge, and experience, could put me on the right track, I might be able to do so much; unenlightened
and undirected, I can do so little.
IMPROVEMENT IN HEALTH AND SPIRITS--FELICITY OF THE TYPEES--THEIR ENJOYMENTS COMPARED WITH THOSE OF MORE ENLIGHTENED COMMUNITIES--COMPARATIVE WICKEDNESS OF CIVILIZED AND UNENLIGHTENED
PEOPLE--A SKIRMISH IN THE MOUNTAIN WITH THE WARRIORS OF HAPPAR
158.] and this prince was crowned as George I--an event which brought England peace at the price of a century of rule by an unenlightened
and sordid foreign dynasty.
AND now, I said, let me show in a figure how far our nature is enlightened or unenlightened
by any suspicion of the housekeeper's ultimate object, cowed by the immovable scrutiny of Captain Wragge's inquiring eye, Noel Vanstone was not long in making his choice.
There is a sister, an uncle, a priest, a peasant, too, and perfectly unenlightened
. One can't expect much from a priest (I am a free-thinker of course), but he is really too bad, more like a brute beast.
person who thinks one country better than another.
In his unenlightened
state it was beyond Mr Pickering.