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If you do, you wrong me; and were it not for fear of offending you, I would beseech you to come with me, for my life can only be happy when passed with you.
Do you think," he said to him after a pause, "you scurvy clown, that you are to be always interfering with me, and that you are to be always offending and I always pardoning?
They will be more temperate and cool, and in that respect, as well as in others, will be more in capacity to act advisedly than the offending State.
The love that he would offer her, then, would, far from offending her, probably cover all that she might desire or expect.
I think, rather than give pain to my dear mother, I would run the risk of offending the count.
But Antinous who was the head and front of the offending lies low already.
You had better neglect your relations than run the risk of offending your patroness.
And here I may remark, en passant, that while nothing is considered so disreputable in America as to be "aristocratic" a word of very extensive signification, as it embraces the tastes, the opinions, the habits, the virtues, and sometimes the religion of the offending party--on the other hand, nothing is so certain to attract attention as nobility.
He had no intention of offending his brother by further claims on his fraternal recognition, and relapsed with full contentment into the character of Mr.
I know you can never be happy except by marrying a man in your own station; and if I were to marry you now, I should only be adding to any wrong I have done, besides offending against my duty in the other relations of life.
I have no wish to usurp Pelet's place," I answered, for I had got the habit of speaking to her bluntly--a habit begun in anger, but continued because I saw that, instead of offending, it fascinated her.
I cannot however refrain from blaming Menelaus, much as I love him and respect him--and I will say so plainly, even at the risk of offending you--for sleeping and leaving all this trouble to yourself.