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Their near relations spend the week with the widow and children, to help them to set their affairs in order and to console them.
The successful Yellow candidate for the borough of Old Topping, perhaps, feels no pursuant meditative hatred toward the Blue editor who consoles his subscribers with vituperative rhetoric against Yellow men who sell their country, and are the demons of private life; but he might not be sorry, if law and opportunity favored, to kick that Blue editor to a deeper shade of his favorite color.
Her tears fell abundantlybut her grief was so truly artless, that no dignity could have made it more respectable in Emma's eyes and she listened to her and tried to console her with all her heart and understandingreally for the time convinced that Harriet was the superior creature of the twoand that to resemble her would be more for her own welfare and happiness than all that genius or intelligence could do.
Leaving Joseph to explain matters, I ran to the children's room: their door was ajar, I saw they had never lain down, though it was past midnight; but they were calmer, and did not need me to console them.
Yet, in fairness, we must add that they are liars, not with intent to mislead, but merely with the tenderest purpose to console.
Sir Charles followed and attempted to console him, but Erskine caught his hand, and asked to be left to himself.
However, he tried to console himself by removing all the beautiful furniture, which more than made up for the five hundred gold pieces he had lost.
In this way, and in sighing and calling on the fauns and satyrs of the woods and the nymphs of the streams, and Echo, moist and mournful, to answer, console, and hear him, as well as in looking for herbs to sustain him, he passed his time until Sancho's return; and had that been delayed three weeks, as it was three days, the Knight of the Rueful Countenance would have worn such an altered countenance that the mother that bore him would not have known him: and here it will be well to leave him, wrapped up in sighs and verses, to relate how Sancho Panza fared on his mission.
This war may not only bring great catastrophes upon England and France, but misfortune upon you, my Lord, for which I should never console myself.
But did you not go up-stairs and try to console the poor old man?
In order to console her mistress by her own example, Felicite said:
Nothing could console and nothing could appease her.