It will be a pleasure if we can so far deviate
from our rules as to give the required information to his lordship.
Fogg, in order not to deviate
from his course, furled his sails and increased the force of the steam; but the vessel's speed slackened, owing to the state of the sea, the long waves of which broke against the stern.
But a man is not often found sufficiently circumspect to know how to accommodate himself to the change, both because he cannot deviate
from what nature inclines him to do, and also because, having always prospered by acting in one way, he cannot be persuaded that it is well to leave it; and, therefore, the cautious man, when it is time to turn adventurous, does not know how to do it, hence he is ruined; but had he changed his conduct with the times fortune would not have changed.
No; at least, ere I deviate
, I will advance far enough to see whither my career tends.
And forthwith he employed himself on the stolid countenance of one of his wooden progeny, and completed it in his own mechanical style, from which he was never known afterwards to deviate