Was her encouragement
of the poor pedagogue all a mere sham to secure her conquest of his rival?
This design was no easy one to accomplish; and it has been a great encouragement
to me (during the publication of my story in its periodical form) to know, on the authority of many readers, that the object which I had proposed to myself, I might, in some degree, consider as an object achieved.
This practice is so well established that a stranger goes into a house of one he never saw with the same familiarity and assurance of welcome as into that of an intimate friend or near relation; a custom very convenient, but which gives encouragement
to great numbers of vagabonds throughout the kingdom.
The more Southern States, from various circumstances, may not think themselves much interested in the encouragement
If what I have hitherto said can appear to you in the form of encouragement
, I know not how to express my refusal in such a way as to convince you of its being one.
In conformity with the Act of Congress of the United States entitled, "An Act for the encouragement
of Learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times herein mentioned.
Sir Thomas and Lady Bertram received her very kindly; and Sir Thomas, seeing how much she needed encouragement
, tried to be all that was conciliating: but he had to work against a most untoward gravity of deportment; and Lady Bertram, without taking half so much trouble, or speaking one word where he spoke ten, by the mere aid of a good-humoured smile, became immediately the less awful character of the two.
The post being thus relieved and strengthened, with an American at its head, and a ship of war about to sail for its protection, the prospect for the future seemed full of encouragement
, and Mr.
Her neglect of her husband, her encouragement
of other men, her extravagance and dissipation, were so gross and notorious that no one could be ignorant of them at the time, nor can now have forgotten them.
It was a subject, however, in which she often indulged with her fair friend, from whom she received every possible encouragement
to continue to think of him; and his impression on her fancy was not suffered therefore to weaken.
Finally, and for the encouragement
of people troubled with accents that cut them off from all high employment, I may add that the change wrought by Professor Higgins in the flower girl is neither impossible nor uncommon.
While we take pride in what we exhibit as a result of our independent efforts, we do not for a moment forget that our part in this exhibition would fall far short of your expectations but for the constant help that has come to our education life, not only from the Southern states, but especially from Northern philanthropists, who have made their gifts a constant stream of blessing and encouragement