I revered our theology, and aspired as much as any one to reach heaven: but being given assuredly to understand that the way is not less open to the most ignorant
than to the most learned, and that the revealed truths which lead to heaven are above our comprehension, I did not presume to subject them to the impotency of my reason; and I thought that in order competently to undertake their examination, there was need of some special help from heaven, and of being more than man.
I know not in what manner, under what form of falsehood he had imposed on you; but his success is not perhaps to be wondered at, ignorant
as you previously were of everything concerning either.
In the first place, we are much too ignorant
in regard to the whole economy of any one organic being, to say what slight modifications would be of importance or not.
I am still ignorant
whether I am to interpret the 'family misfortunes' which have set up this barrier between us, as meaning the misfortune for which her parents alone are to blame, or the misfortune of her having such a woman as Mrs.
Bonacieux lived on very quietly, wholly ignorant
of what had become of his wife, and caring very little about it.
Though totally without accomplishments, she is by no means so ignorant
as one might expect to find her, being fond of books and spending the chief of her time in reading.
I thought it all out, and reckoned I would belong to the widow's if he wanted me, though I couldn't make out how he was a-going to be any better off then than what he was before, seeing I was so ignorant
, and so kind of low-down and ornery.
The inhabitants, doubtless, were well acquainted with this, but strangers, who might approach in a hostile manner, and were ignorant
of the curve of the causeway, would probably plunge into the lake, which is six or seven feet in depth at the least.