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Dearest Valentine," said the young man, "the difference between our respective stations makes me fear to offend you by speaking of my love, but yet I cannot find myself in your presence without longing to pour forth my soul, and tell you how fondly I adore you.
He belonged to that natural, humorous school who took for their motto in the seventeenth century the aphorism uttered by one of their number in 1653, -- "To despise flowers is to offend God.
Alike with him who does wrong to a suppliant or a guest, or who goes up to his brother's bed and commits unnatural sin in lying with his wife, or who infatuately offends against fatherless children, or who abuses his old father at the cheerless threshold of old age and attacks him with harsh words, truly Zeus himself is angry, and at the last lays on him a heavy requittal for his evil doing.
The woman offends me, though I know she is not responsible for what she says.
I wish you to understand, sir,' said Kate, trembling in spite of herself, but speaking with great indignation, 'that your behaviour offends and disgusts me.
He offends some modern readers by refusing to take his art in any aspect over-seriously; especially, he constantly asserts and exercises his
In man we still trace the remains or hints of all that we esteem badges of servitude in the lower races; yet in him they enhance his nobleness and grace; as Io, in Aeschylus, transformed to a cow, offends the imagination; but how changed when as Isis in Egypt she meets Osiris-Jove, a beautiful woman with nothing of the metamorphosis left but the lunar horns as the splendid ornament of her brows!
If there is one character,' said Mrs Varden with great emphasis, 'that offends and disgusts me more than another, it is a sot.
Then all I have to say is,' returns Podsnap, putting the thing away with his right arm, 'that my gorge rises against such a marriage-- that it offends and disgusts me--that it makes me sick--and that I desire to know no more about it.
For as for the first wrong, it doth but offend the law; but the revenge of that wrong, putteth the law out of office.
By some means or other she must have had the misfortune to offend him.
I often offend in something of the same way; I am apt to speak too strongly of those who don't please me.