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Often when she woke Jo found Beth reading in her well-worn little book, heard her singing softly, to beguile the sleepless night, or saw her lean her face upon her hands, while slow tears dropped through the transparent fingers, and Jo would lie watching her with thoughts too deep for tears, feeling that Beth, in her simple, unselfish way, was trying to wean herself from the dear old life, and fit herself for the life to come, by sacred words of comfort, quiet prayers, and the music she loved so well.
Give me that unselfish nature, That with charity devine Can pardon wrong for love's dear sake-- Meek heart, forgive me mine!
Ah, those foolish days, those foolish days when we were unselfish and pure-minded; those foolish days when our simple hearts were full of truth, and faith, and reverence
In an unselfish aspect, I am sorry that the thing is dropped, because it would have been a bad thing for me in a worldly point of view; in a selfish aspect, I am glad that the thing has dropped, because it would have been a bad thing for me in a worldly point of view-- it is hardly necessary to say I could have gained nothing by it.
He created the mind he believed in out of his own, which was large, unselfish, tender.
As she was an unselfish person, she could not fight so well in her own battle as in that of someone whom she loved and to whom she was devoted.
It was bad enough to see the whole boat-load struggling, floundering, sinking in the sea; for selfish eyes (and which of us is all unselfish at such a time?
He was in a deplorable but most unselfish state of mind.
I did it to save my friends," returned the head; "and I am glad that I perished in so noble and unselfish a manner.
Morgan some day, Anne, and then how proud I'll be of knowing you," said Diana, who possessed, at least, the striking merit of an unselfish admiration of the gifts and graces of her friends.
The Bolts had 31 assists and only 10 turnovers and Black attributed his team's unselfish play this conference to Durham.
com, "They are all lively with great imagination, movement and great touches, and they can all see a pass and are all unselfish as well, so you need that, and that's a big part of our game obviously: unselfish team play.