The character of the fair Jewess found so much favour in the eyes of some fair readers, that the writer was censured, because, when arranging the fates of the characters of the drama, he had not assigned the hand of Wilfred to Rebecca, rather than the less interesting Rowena.
And this, you said, was not entirely owing to the more general prejudice in favour of that which is foreign, but that it rested partly upon improbabilities, arising out of the circumstances in which the English reader is placed.
So that, however I may have occasion to rue my present audacity, I have at least the most respectable precedents in my favour.
The tales, therefore, though less purely Oriental than in their first concoction, were eminently better fitted for the European market, and obtained an unrivalled degree of public favour, which they certainly would never have gained had not the manners and style been in some degree familiarized to the feelings and habits of the western reader.
of the present enormous rates, some favour might not be
And herewith honest James's career as a candidate for his aunt's favour ended.
Her husband was stupid certainly--all English are stupid--and, besides, a dull husband at Paris is always a point in a lady's favour.
There is much to be said in favour of both religions, for each seems suited to its own people, and no doubt it was so intended.
I thought, you might be willing to do it, but I was backward in asking the favour," he said, "seeing that you are not of my kin.
You have so much of my favour, sir,' retorted Mr Haredale, with a bitter glance at the third party in their conversation, 'that I am glad to see you in such good company.
He had left the House of Commons but that moment, and had come straight down into the Hall, bringing with him, as his custom was, intelligence of what had been said that night in reference to the Papists, and what petitions had been presented in their favour, and who had supported them, and when the bill was to be brought in, and when it would be advisable to present their own Great Protestant petition.
This is the favour
I ask, and I ask it in a distress of mind for which I hope you will feel some consideration.
For his sake, Miss Brass, do us the favour to reveal the whole history of this affair.
If you will do me the favour,' he said, holding up the green shade, and revealing an eye most horribly discoloured, 'to look at this, you will naturally inquire, in your own minds, how did I get it.
Mr Witherden, sir, a kind of faintness is upon my spirits-- if you would do me the favour to ring the bell and order up a glass of something warm and spicy, I shall, notwithstanding what has passed, have a melancholy pleasure in drinking your good health.