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I thanked him gratefully, and tried to console myself for the loss of my eye by thinking of the other misfortunes I had escaped.
No,' was all she would say; 'you snatched me from my father whom I loved, and all the splendour in the world can never console me.
Let it want what it may," replied Don Quixote, "it shall not be said of me now or at any time that tears or entreaties turned me aside from doing what was in accordance with knightly usage; and so I beg of thee, Sancho, to hold thy peace, for God, who has put it into my heart to undertake now this so unexampled and terrible adventure, will take care to watch over my safety and console thy sorrow; what thou hast to do is to tighten Rocinante's girths well, and wait here, for I shall come back shortly, alive or dead.
The first wish prompted by humanity is, that this severe trial may issue in such a revolution of their government as will establish their union, and render it the parent of tranquillity, freedom and happiness: The next, that the asylum under which, we trust, the enjoyment of these blessings will speedily be secured in this country, may receive and console them for the catastrophe of their own.
This supremacy granted to one house is apt to wound the sensibilities of other natives of the region, who console themselves by adding up the cost it involves, and by which they profit.
Do you think I am ignorant that there are suffering beings and oppressed races on this earth, miserable creatures to console, victims to avenge?
Oh, if you are stuck in France, if you die in France, if I could imagine that your love for me was the cause of your death, I could not console myself; I should run mad.
If I were betrayed as he was, I would console myself; but to be in the midst of persons elevated by myself to places of honor, who ought to watch over me more carefully than over themselves, -- for my fortune is theirs -- before me they were nothing -- after me they will be nothing, and perish miserably from incapacity -- ineptitude
In order to console her mistress by her own example, Felicite said:
Nothing could console and nothing could appease her.
The grandeur of the house astonished, but could not console her.
It is true that I went to see her very often, on the theory that it would console me(I freely expressed my discouragement) for my want of success on my own premises.