There has been no time like them since, though there have been smiling and prosperous times a plenty; for then I was in the blossom of my youth, and what I had not I could hope for without unreason
, for I had so much of that which I had most desired.
For all that I knew this perfectly well, I still felt as if it were not safe to let the coach-office be out of my sight longer than five minutes at a time; and in this condition of unreason
I had performed the first half-hour of a watch of four or five hours, when Wemmick ran against me.
The notion that her death was my fault is sheer unreason
on the face of it; and I need no exculpation on that score; but I must disclaim the credit of having borne her death like a philosopher.
Having silenced Objection by force of unreason
, Will walked to Lowick as if he had been on the way to Paradise, crossing Halsell Common and skirting the wood, where the sunlight fell broadly under the budding boughs, bringing out the beauties of moss and lichen, and fresh green growths piercing the brown.
But I know that there are often in men's affairs unexpectedly--even irration ally--illuminating moments when an otherwise in significant sound, perhaps only some perfectly com monplace gesture, suffices to reveal to us all the unreason
, all the fatuous unreason
, of our compla cency.
To be loyal to rags, to shout for rags, to worship rags, to die for rags -- that is a loyalty of unreason
, it is pure animal; it belongs to monarchy, was invented by monarchy; let monarchy keep it.
Surely her words and looks are not to be interpreted against her, when she is not sufficiently mistress of herself to exert her natural jud gment -- when she shows the unreason
able petulance of a child on a question which is not of the slightest importance.
You have not even invented a name to conceal your heroic unreason
Controlled, like his age, by cool common sense and practical judgment, he kept his mind constantly open to new impressions, and was more concerned to avoid the appearance of bigotry and unreason
than to maintain that of consistency.
Indeed it would be the height of unreason
to expect him to be sitting there without that head.
There was something almost imbecile in the movement, and Newman hardly knew whether he was taking refuge in a convenient affectation of unreason
, or whether he had in fact paid for his dishonor by the loss of his wits.
"That's the crowning point of unreason
in the business!