And he who disobeys
us is, as we maintain, thrice wrong: first, because in disobeying us he is disobeying his parents; secondly, because we are the authors of his education; thirdly, because he has made an agreement with us that he will duly obey our commands; and he neither obeys them nor convinces us that our commands are unjust; and we do not rudely impose them, but give him the alternative of obeying or convincing us;--that is what we offer, and he does neither.
He bids you leave off fighting, and either join the company of the gods or go down into the sea; if, however, you take no heed and disobey
him, he says he will come down here and fight you.
Yet to waver was to be lost, to show fear was to be lost, to disobey
was to be lost.
To fight, that was to disobey
the law, that was to risk his head, that was to make at one blow an enemy of a minister more powerful than the king himself.
Still I did not venture to disobey
the injunctions--crazy as I felt them to be--of the lovesick young Doctor, by so much as alluding to his existence: and it was only after they had given me full details of a projected picnic, to which they invited me, that Lady Muriel exclaimed, almost as an after-thought, "and do, if you can, bring Doctor Forester with you
We found her indeed all that our warmest wishes could have hoped for; we had no difficulty to convince her that it was impossible she could love Graham, or that it was her Duty to disobey
her Father; the only thing at which she rather seemed to hesitate was our assertion that she must be attached to some other Person.
de Cominges, as well as to cut him out of her will if he should disobey
her; also that, because he had disobeyed
her, she had squandered all her money at roulette, in order to have nothing more to leave to him.
her mother by refusing an unexceptionable offer is not enough; her affections must also be given without her mother's approbation.
I have had a summons--a summons which I cannot disobey
You would certainly disapprove of some of my proceedings, and you would probably disobey
It was wrong of me to disobey
Father and to run away from home.
It is,' replied Edward, 'and it is sad when a son, proffering him his love and duty in their best and truest sense, finds himself repelled at every turn, and forced to disobey