The next mail brought back the following reply: "I will be very glad to pay the bills for the library building as they are incurred, to the extent of twenty thousand dollars, and I am glad of this opportunity
to show the interest I have in your noble work."
After some time the younger gentleman took an opportunity to tell me that the kindness he had for me had got vent in the family.
Upon serious consideration, for indeed now I began to consider things very seriously, and never till now; I say, upon serious consideration, I resolved to tell him of it first; and it was not long before I had an opportunity, for the very next day his brother went to London upon some business, and the family being out a-visiting, just as it had happened before, and as indeed was often the case, he came according to his custom, to spend an hour or two with Mrs.
He pacified me as well as he could with this, but I found he was very thoughtful, and that though he was very kind to me and kissed me a thousand times, and more I believe, and gave me money too, yet he offered no more all the while we were together, which was above two hours, and which I much wondered at indeed at that time, considering how it used to be, and what opportunity we had.
"Well, Ned, watch for the opportunity; but do not forget that a hitch will ruin us."
"Well, I think--I do not say I hope--I think that this favourable opportunity will never present itself."
In short the beauty and goodness of Camilla, joined with the opportunity
which the blind husband had placed in his hands, overthrew the loyalty of Lothario; and giving heed to nothing save the object towards which his inclinations led him, after Anselmo had been three days absent, during which he had been carrying on a continual struggle with his passion, he began to make love to Camilla with so much vehemence and warmth of language that she was overwhelmed with amazement, and could only rise from her place and retire to her room without answering him a word.
It was a chance to fight, an opportunity
to loot, and they rose to the bait as a speckled trout to a fly.
In this last case, Francine saw her opportunity
of being even with him "You brute!
This invitation from Letheringham seemed such a wonderful opportunity for compromise."
Afterwards in the library there was a sort of informal meeting, and their opportunity came.
STROEVE, Dirk wishes me to tell you that if at any time you want him he will be grateful for the opportunity
of being of service to you.