The idea of a beloved wife and family, and their anxiety upon the account of my absence and exposed situation
, made sensible impressions on my heart.
was altogether the subject of hours of gratitude to Mrs.
He understood that she was in need of a dwelling; and though the house he now offered her was merely a cottage, he assured her that everything should be done to it which she might think necessary, if the situation
For which the astronomers (who have written large systems concerning the stone) assign the following reason: that the magnetic virtue does not extend beyond the distance of four miles, and that the mineral, which acts upon the stone in the bowels of the earth, and in the sea about six leagues distant from the shore, is not diffused through the whole globe, but terminated with the limits of the king's dominions; and it was easy, from the great advantage of such a superior situation
, for a prince to bring under his obedience whatever country lay within the attraction of that magnet.
There is a wide difference, also, between military establishments in a country seldom exposed by its situation
to internal invasions, and in one which is often subject to them, and always apprehensive of them.
But, independent of these inducements to war, which are more prevalent in absolute monarchies, but which well deserve our attention, there are others which affect nations as often as kings; and some of them will on examination be found to grow out of our relative situation
The changes of time, as was formerly remarked, on the comparative situation
of the different States, will have an assimilating effect.
Two parts, then, of the Plot--Reversal of the Situation
and Recognition-- turn upon surprises.
my beloved Laura (cried Sophia) for pity's sake forbear recalling to my remembrance the unhappy situation
of my imprisoned Husband.
He was now esteemed quite worthy to address the daughter of a foolish, spendthrift baronet, who had not had principle or sense enough to maintain himself in the situation
in which Providence had placed him, and who could give his daughter at present but a small part of the share of ten thousand pounds which must be hers hereafter.
Why, or whither she intended to go, does not appear; but, as her situation
seems to have been unexceptionable, it is a sad thing, and of course highly distressing to Lady Susan.
perhaps due to the knowledge that he was watching her) a sense of the gravity of the situation