I am not wishing him too much good," said Marianne at last with a sigh, "when I wish his secret reflections may be no more unpleasant than my own.
I did not know my danger till the danger was removed; but with such feelings as these reflections gave me, I wonder at my recovery,--wonder that the very eagerness of my desire to live, to have time for atonement to my God, and to you all, did not kill me at once.
She looked at her reflection in the mirror long, carefully, and critically.
The dull precious metal seemed to flash with a reflection of her bright and ardent spirit.
What is the expense of cutting your reflections
Another reflection was of great use to me, and doubtless would be so to any one that should fall into such distress as mine was; and this was, to compare my present condition with what I at first expected it would be; nay, with what it would certainly have been, if the good providence of God had not wonderfully ordered the ship to be cast up nearer to the shore, where I not only could come at her, but could bring what I got out of her to the shore, for my relief and comfort; without which, I had wanted for tools to work, weapons for defence, and gunpowder and shot for getting my food.
These reflections made me very sensible of the goodness of Providence to me, and very thankful for my present condition, with all its hardships and misfortunes; and this part also I cannot but recommend to the reflection of those who are apt, in their misery, to say, "Is any affliction like mine?
Weston's communications furnished Emma with more food for unpleasant reflection
, by increasing her esteem and compassion, and her sense of past injustice towards Miss Fairfax.
He dismissed the subject from his mind, however, with the consolatory reflection
that time alone would show; and this is the reflection
we would impress upon the reader.
These bitter accusations might have been suppressed, had I, with greater policy, concealed my struggles, and flattered you into the belief of my being impelled by unqualified, unalloyed inclination; by reason, by reflection
, by everything.
Such were my reflections
as I commenced my journey; but as I proceeded, my spirits and hopes rose.
But these were thoughts of no weight, and whenever he came to me they vanished; for his company was so delightful, that there was no being melancholy when he was there; the reflections
were all the subject of those hours when I was alone.