In the next place, from reflecting on the circumstance that I doubted
, and that consequently my being was not wholly perfect (for I clearly saw that it was a greater perfection to know than to doubt), I was led to inquire whence I had learned to think of something more perfect than myself; and I clearly recognized that I must hold this notion from some nature which in reality was more perfect.
On our way to London nobody noticed us; nobody would have doubted
that we had been married for years.
But Honour was inspired by no such motive; she had no raptures to expect, nor any terrors to shun; and besides the real value of her clothes, in which consisted a great part of her fortune, she had a capricious fondness for several gowns, and other things; either because they became her, or because they were given her by such a particular person; because she had bought them lately, or because she had had them long; or for some other reasons equally good; so that she could not endure the thoughts of leaving the poor things behind her exposed to the mercy of Western, who, she doubted not, would in his rage make them suffer martyrdom.
Sophia highly approved this method, but doubted how it might be brought about.
When I doubted
, I was miserable, but it was better than now.
Assuming she had been unfaithful, Joseph decided to end the relationship because he doubted
The common interpretation of his reaction is that he doubted