The inhabitants of territories, often the theatre of war, are unavoidably subjected to frequent
infringements on their rights, which serve to weaken their sense of those rights; and by degrees the people are brought to consider the soldiery not only as their protectors, but as their superiors.
Nor was Blifil contented with flattering both these gentlemen to their faces; he took frequent
occasions of praising them behind their backs to Allworthy; before whom, when they two were alone, and his uncle commended any religious or virtuous sentiment (for many such came constantly from him) he seldom failed to ascribe it to the good instructions he had received from either Thwackum or Square; for he knew his uncle repeated all such compliments to the persons for whose use they were meant; and he found by experience the great impressions which they made on the philosopher, as well as on the divine: for, to say the truth, there is no kind of flattery so irresistible as this, at second hand.
The moodiness of my usual temper increased to hatred of all things and of all mankind; while, from the sudden, frequent
, and ungovernable outbursts of a fury to which I now blindly abandoned myself, my uncomplaining wife, alas
He made many new friends; and was moreover, a frequent
visitor at the debtor's prison, to which he invariably accompanied his mother.
She had not been many hours at home before she found that the Brighton scheme, of which Lydia had given them a hint at the inn, was under frequent
discussion between her parents.
I do not say I was in love; I am far from certain that there is any precedent for a pocket-handkerchief's being in love at all, and I am quite sure that the sensations I experienced were different from those I have since had frequent
occasion to hear described.
The natives inhabiting the lower part of the river, and with whom the company was likely to have the most frequent
intercourse, were divided at this time into four tribes, the Chinooks, Clatsops, Wahkiacums, and Cathlamahs.