I let them both go with a celerity which to this day astonishes
I don't belong to this age; I have still one foot in the old one; it results that everything is strange in my eyes, everything astonishes
and bewilders me.
The quantity of exertion (which is no exertion to me), the amount of business (which I regard as nothing), that I go through sometimes astonishes
Captain Marryatt writes: "I do not know a spot on the globe which so much astonishes
and delights upon first arrival as Madeira.
But what astonishes
me more than anything is the fellow's candid confession of weakness.
This complete disappearance astonishes
me, I tell you.
You have always a good reason for your opinions, but this astonishes