The Protestant Missions appear to have despaired
of reclaiming these islands from heathenism.
Their sister soon despaired
of making the smallest impression on them; they were quite untameable by any means of address which she had spirits or time to attempt.
vegetated as it did, more unfortunate, for he had life and thought, and he hoped and despaired
Turner, of the Hall, is so ill that his life is despaired
Now he thought she understood him, and feared; now he was sure she did not, and despaired
of ever expressing myself with such aptness or with such fluency.
He did make one or two feeble efforts to take up the work again when the six months had elapsed, but there was always the same coldness - the same want of sympathy on the part of the world to fight against; and, after awhile, he despaired
altogether, and advertised the instrument for sale at a great sacrifice - "owner having no further use for same" - and took to learning card tricks instead.