In the diary was set down everything in the children's lives that seemed noteworthy to their mother as showing their characters or suggesting general reflections
on educational methods.
With that comforting reflection, he drew out a battered tin cash-box from the inner recesses of the drawer, and locked up the stolen correspondence to bide its time.
What is the expense of cutting your reflections short, Mr.
A very thin and very agile person may, by observing his reflection in a rapid sequence of longitudinal strips, obtain a fairly accurate conception of his looks.
She looked at her reflection in the mirror long, carefully, and critically.
One would have thought I could not have had the least reflection upon my mind of my circumstances while I was making this boat, but I should have immediately thought how I should get it into the sea; but my thoughts were so intent upon my voyage over the sea in it, that I never once considered how I should get it off the land: and it was really, in its own nature, more easy for me to guide it over forty-five miles of sea than about forty-five fathoms of land, where it lay, to set it afloat in the water.
In a word, the nature and experience of things dictated to me, upon just reflection, that all the good things of this world are no farther good to us than they are for our use; and that, whatever we may heap up to give others, we enjoy just as much as we can use, and no more.
That's a very gratifying reflection
, Sam,' said Mr.
A charming subject of reflection
for you, very charming.
She rated his abilities much higher than any of the others; there was a solidity in his reflections
which often struck her, and though by no means so clever as herself, she thought that if encouraged to read and improve himself by such an example as hers, he might become a very agreeable companion.
That man is to be pitied the most who cannot wean himself from gloomy reflections
by actual work, or some practical pursuit.
And by images I mean, in the first place, shadows, and in the second place, reflections
in water and in solid, smooth and polished bodies and the like: Do you understand?
of this nature she usually, as has been hinted, accompanied every act of compliance with her brother's inclinations; and surely nothing could more contribute to heighten the merit of this compliance than a declaration that she knew, at the same time, the folly and unreasonableness of those inclinations to which she submitted.
These are the reflections
of the first days; but when the lapse of time proves the reality of the evil, then the actual bitterness of grief commences.
It is true that he had no wife, that is to say, she was as no wife to him, and so I was in no danger that way, but the just reflections
of conscience oftentimes snatch a man, especially a man of sense, from the arms of a mistress, as it did him at last, though on another occasion.