Will you pardon me, and spare me, Sir Percival, if I acknowledge that it is not so any longer?
I must think him weak, selfish, unfeeling towards the very woman whom he idolised, and he must bow to my opinion as resignedly as he could--only putting it to me, at the same time, whether her future as a single woman, pining under an unhappily placed attachment which she could never acknowledge, could be said to promise her a much brighter prospect than her future as the wife of a man who worshipped the very ground she walked on?
To say that deficiencies may be provided for by requisitions upon the States, is on the one hand to acknowledge
that this system cannot be depended upon, and on the other hand to depend upon it for every thing beyond a certain limit.
Young men, in the conduct and manage of actions, embrace more than they can hold; stir more than they can quiet; fly to the end, without consideration of the means and degrees; pursue some few principles, which they have chanced upon absurdly; care not to innovate, which draws unknown inconveniences; use extreme remedies at first; and, that which doubleth all errors, will not acknowledge
or retract them; like an unready horse, that will neither stop nor turn.
It is a new circumstance in romance, I acknowledge
, and dreadfully derogatory of an heroine's dignity; but if it be as new in common life, the credit of a wild imagination will at least be all my own.
Besides, I am proud to acknowledge
that the books are partly yours, for your suggestions often guide me in telling the stories, and I am sure they would not be half so good without your clever and thoughtful assistance.
So I have used them whenever I could find an opportunity, and it is but just that I acknowledge
my indebtedness to my little friends.
It is but honest that I should acknowledge
at the beginning of my recital that I was born an ordinary Woggle-Bug," began the creature, in a frank and friendly tone.
Here is a convincing proof--if you would but have the sense to see it, or the candour to acknowledge it--that he does not care for you.
Will He entirely deny to me those blessings which are so freely given to others, who neither ask them nor acknowledge them when received?
While she thus remonstrated, I took up a book, and laying it open on the table before me, pretended to be deeply absorbed in its perusal, for I was equally unable to justify myself and unwilling to acknowledge
my errors; and I wished to have nothing to say on the matter.
Square himself was not unacquainted with the true impression which those several instances of goodness had made on the excellent heart of Allworthy; for the philosopher very well knew what virtue was, though he was not always perhaps steady in its pursuit; but as for Thwackum, from what reason I will not determine, no such thoughts ever entered into his head: he saw Jones in a bad light, and he imagined Allworthy saw him in the same, but that he was resolved, from pride and stubbornness of spirit, not to give up the boy whom he had once cherished; since by so doing, he must tacitly acknowledge
that his former opinion of him had been wrong.
Although I attach no sort of credit to the fantastic Indian legend of the gem, I must acknowledge
, before I conclude, that I am influenced by a certain superstition of my own in this matter.
If they discern any evidences of wrong- going in any direction that I have indicated, they will acknowledge
that I had reason in what I wrote.
He was bound to acknowledge
that, personally, he entertained the highest regard and esteem for the honourable gentleman; he had merely considered him a humbug in a Pickwickian point of view.