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He had not allowed for the fickle gust of wind which seized the arrow and carried it to one side.
My wife was even now gently urging me to battle, and I hold it better that I should go, for victory is ever fickle.
But what dependence could be placed upon the fickle passions which sway the bosom of a savage?
And so, Madame Henrietta once more returned to the Louvre, with her heart more swollen with bitter recollections than her daughter's, whose disposition was fickle and forgetful, with triumph and delight.
Now, my best of confidantes," said Richard, "I want my cousin Ada to understand that I am not captious, fickle, and wilful about John Jarndyce, but that I have this purpose and reason at my back.
Many girls might have been taken in, for never were such attentions; but I knew the fickle sex too well.
And the people being fickle, and ever ready to worship the rising sun, clapped their hands and cried, '/Twala is king
Moreover, he was of a fickle disposition, and, must we say it, rather vulgar in taste.
And he said what you said about him, that he's fickle by nature, he's not like you, and I should be a fool to throw you away for him.
I did not make the acquaintance of Thackeray's books all at once, or even in rapid succession, and he at no time possessed the whole empire of my catholic, not to say, fickle, affections, during the years I was compassing a full knowledge and sense of his greatness, and burning incense at his shrine.
Mary de Stutevill saw and she thought the man but fickle and shallow in matters of the heart--many there were, she knew, who were thus.
The sea was roaring hollowly in the distance, the fields were bare and sere, scarfed with golden rod, the brook valley below Green Gables overflowed with asters of ethereal purple, and the Lake of Shining Waters was blue -- blue -- blue; not the changeful blue of spring, nor the pale azure of summer, but a clear, steadfast, serene blue, as if the water were past all moods and tenses of emotion and had settled down to a tranquility unbroken by fickle dreams.