Edna vaguely wondered what she meant by "life's delirium." It had crossed her thought like some unsought
, extraneous impression.
Women, more especially -- in the continually recurring trials of wounded, wasted, wronged, misplaced, or erring and sinful passion -- or with the dreary burden of a heart unyielded, because unvalued and unsought
came to Hester's cottage, demanding why they were so wretched, and what the remedy!
She stood, leaning one hand on the table, confused and irresolute, her firm and supple figure falling into an attitude of unsought
grace which it was literally a luxury to look at.
Of course, all intercourse between the friends ceased—on the part of Colonel Effingham it was unsought
, and on that of Marmaduke there was a cautious reserve.
She cometh only when unsought
, and will not be questioned.
Plain, dear, loyal, unattractive Maggie, so sweet as a chum, so unsought
for a two-step or a moonlit bench in the little park.
Then virtue and contentment will come and reign within your heart, unsought
by any effort of your own; and you will be a good citizen, a loving husband, and a tender father - a noble, pious man.
It was her movement, her sweet, simple, unsought
grace (not yours), when you walked to the end of the room and returned to me.
And yet there was the old charm still surviving through it all; the grandeur of the head and eyes, the delicate symmetry of the features, the unsought
grace of every movement--in a word, the unconquerable beauty which suffering cannot destroy, and which time itself is powerless to wear out.
It is not, indeed, to be supposed that you would wish to marry any one till you were asked: a girl's affections should never be won unsought
. But when they are sought - when the citadel of the heart is fairly besieged - it is apt to surrender sooner than the owner is aware of, and often against her better judgment, and in opposition to all her preconceived ideas of what she could have loved, unless she be extremely careful and discreet.
for, undesired, had come the fame which so many seek, and made him known in the great world, beyond the limits of the valley in which he had dwelt so quietly.
In addition to looking after the executive side of the work at Tuskegee, and raising the greater part of the money for the support of the school, I cannot seem to escape the duty of answering at least a part of the calls which come to me unsought
to address Southern white audiences and audiences of my own race, as well as frequent gatherings in the North.