And this, you said, was not entirely owing to the more general prejudice in favour of that which is foreign, but that it rested partly upon improbabilities, arising
out of the circumstances in which the English reader is placed.
As you have been married now nearly six weeks, you can hardly be surprised at a little tiff arising
We had not sailed above three days, when a great storm arising
, we were driven five days to the north-north-east, and then to the east: after which we had fair weather, but still with a pretty strong gale from the west.
Hereupon the curate observed, "I have hardly said a word as yet; and I would gladly be relieved of a doubt, arising
from what Don Quixote has said, that worries and works my conscience.
This method, from the time I had begun to apply it, had been to me the source of satisfaction so intense as to lead me to, believe that more perfect or more innocent could not be enjoyed in this life; and as by its means I daily discovered truths that appeared to me of some importance, and of which other men were generally ignorant, the gratification thence arising
so occupied my mind that I was wholly indifferent to every other object.
If now and then intervals of felicity open to view, we behold them with a mixture of regret, arising
from the reflection that the pleasing scenes before us are soon to be overwhelmed by the tempestuous waves of sedition and party rage.
At present I mean only to consider it as it respects security for the preservation of peace and tranquillity, as well as against dangers from FOREIGN ARMS AND INFLUENCE, as from dangers of the LIKE KIND arising
from domestic causes.
Besides the obscurity arising
from the complexity of objects, and the imperfection of the human faculties, the medium through which the conceptions of men are conveyed to each other adds a fresh embarrassment.
So true is this, that when a man is by nature liable to such affections, arising
from some concomitance of elements in his constitution, it is a probable inference that he has the corresponding complexion of skin.
But she had never felt so strongly as now the disadvantages which must attend the children of so unsuitable a marriage, nor ever been so fully aware of the evils arising
from so ill-judged a direction of talents; talents, which, rightly used, might at least have preserved the respectability of his daughters, even if incapable of enlarging the mind of his wife.
And as he doubted not but the lover would, in a little time, become altogether as agreeable to his mistress, he foresaw great happiness arising
to all parties by so proper and desirable an union.
Moreover, his attitude to Kitty in the past--the attitude of a grown-up person to a child, arising
from his friendship with her brother--seemed to him yet another obstacle to love.