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Oh," continued she, placing her hand modestly over her beautiful eyes, "never
the Chancellor replied, modestly, with downcast eyes.
Blanche--the latter smiling, modestly jesting, and, in short, making herself so agreeable to the Grandmother that in the end the old lady relented towards her.
Isabel had hitherto modestly restricted her exertions to keeping Tommie quiet on her lap.
The Ass carefully divided the spoil into three equal shares and modestly requested the two others to make the first choice.
said Aylward modestly, nodding towards Black Simon.
A roar of delight from his audience, with stamping of feet and beating of blackjacks against the ground, showed how thoroughly the song was to their taste, while John modestly retired into a quart pot, which he drained in four giant gulps.
Yet I could not but perceive that she was at times unhappy and dissatisfied with herself or her position, and truly I myself was not quite contented with the latter: this assumption of brotherly nonchalance was very hard to sustain, and I often felt myself a most confounded hypocrite with it all; I saw too, or rather I felt, that, in spite of herself, 'I was not indifferent to her,' as the novel heroes modestly express it, and while I thankfully enjoyed my present good fortune, I could not fail to wish and hope for something better in future; but, of course, I kept such dreams entirely to myself.
The established story of his conversion was familiar on the more puritanic platforms and pulpits, how he had been, when only a boy, drawn away from Scotch theology to Scotch whisky, and how he had risen out of both and become (as he modestly put it) what he was.
Why will we not modestly observe the same rule in judging of the good, as well as the evil of others?
I modestly declared myself to be quite unequal to the task imposed upon me--and I privately felt, all the time, that I was quite clever enough to perform it, if I only gave my own abilities a fair chance.
To this purpose some of the vicious part of her life, which could not be modestly told, is quite left out, and several other parts are very much shortened.