We found her indeed all that our warmest wishes could have hoped for; we had no difficulty to convince her that it was impossible she could love Graham, or that it was her Duty to disobey her Father; the only thing at which she rather seemed to hesitate
was our assertion that she must be attached to some other Person.
The doctor had dismissed his boy a week ago, from sheer inability to pay his modest wages, and he did not hesitate
for a moment about opening the door himself.
If I had such a troublesome ghost as that, I should not hesitate
to have him arrested.
I am still doubtful at times as to marrying; if the old man would die I might not hesitate
, but a state of dependance on the caprice of Sir Reginald will not suit the freedom of my spirit; and if I resolve to wait for that event, I shall have excuse enough at present in having been scarcely ten months a widow.
I do not believe Beecher or his party would stoop to anything dishonorable or underhand, though they would not hesitate
, nor would we, to take advantage of every fair chance to win in the race.