Of course it was not long before his reputation reached the ears of the man who envied
him, and this wicked wretch resolved never to rest till he had in some way worked ill to the dervish whom he hated.
But I confess there is need of prolonged discipline and frequently repeated meditation to accustom the mind to view all objects in this light; and I believe that in this chiefly consisted the secret of the power of such philosophers as in former times were enabled to rise superior to the influence of fortune, and, amid suffering and poverty, enjoy a happiness which their gods might have envied
Many persons envied
the quiet existence of this old bachelor, spent on whist, boston, backgammon, reversi, and piquet, all well played, on dinners well digested, snuff gracefully inhaled, and tranquil walks about the town.
The rhythmical and, if I may so say, well-modulated undulation of the back in our ladies of Circular rank is envied
and imitated by the wife of a common Equilateral, who can achieve nothing beyond a mere monotonous swing, like the ticking of a pendulum; and the regular tick of the Equilateral is no less admired and copied by the wife of the progressive and aspiring Isosceles, in the females of whose family no "back-motion" of any kind has become as yet a necessity of life.
And they went on in silence through Kirton hamlet, where an old man followed them with his eyes, and perhaps envied
them their youth and love; and across the Ivy beck where the mill was splashing and grumbling low thunder to itself in the chequered shadow of the dell, and the miller before the door was beating flour from his hands as he whistled a modulation; and up by the high spinney, whence they saw the mountains upon either hand; and down the hill again to the back courts and offices of Naseby House.
For half a century the housewives of Pont-l'Eveque had envied
Madame Aubain her servant Felicite.
You must remember how all our friends have envied
us our lots.
Nay, some have been so curious, as to note, that the times when the stroke or percussion of an envious eye doth most hurt, are when the party envied
is beheld in glory or triumph; for that sets an edge upon envy: and besides, at such times the spirits of the person envied
, do come forth most into the outward parts, and so meet the blow.