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CRITO: And yet other old men find themselves in similar misfortunes, and age does not prevent them from repining.
Fading, with the Night, the memory of a dead love, and the withered leaves of a blighted hope, and the sickly repinings and moody regrets thatnumb the best energies of the soul: and rising, broadening, rolling upward like a living flood, the manly resolve, and the dauntless will, and the heavenward gaze of faith--the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen!
I know, Alice, it is wrong to keep repining as I do, but I cannot help it: you must bear with me.
I grasped the gate-post for support, and stood intently gazing towards the door to take my last look on my soul's delight, my first on that detested mortal who had torn her from my heart, and doomed her, I was certain, to a life of misery and hollow, vain repining - for what happiness could she enjoy with him?
It put me upon reflecting how little repining there would be among mankind at any condition of life if people would rather compare their condition with those that were worse, in order to be thankful, than be always comparing them with those which are better, to assist their murmurings and complainings.
The love and loyalty which we give to the Lost Cause, and to the defeated banner, is a demonstration of the deep hold that cause had upon the hearts of the Southern people, and of the absolute sincerity and the complete devotion with which they supported it, but it is no evidence of unmanly and fruitless repining [fretting] over defeat, nor of any lurking disloyalty to the Union, in which now, thank God, the Southern states have equal rights and privileges with all the other states of our broad land.
13) However, only two years after that, Del Lungo had had a decisive change of heart, repining his former opinion and now accepting the traditional interpretation, despite his notable and courageous attack on it in his article of 1889.
It is wonderful, the power of a faith like that, that can make multitudes upon multitudes of the old and weak and the young and frail enter without hesitation or complaint upon such incredible journeys and endure the resultant miseries without repining," wrote the keen observer of human life in Following The Equator , recording his experience of the Kumbh Mela of 1894 in Allahabad.
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I ought to be encouraged, and will try to do so; tho' I cannot help now & then repining a little within my own breast when I see the public so willing to be pleased with every thing, good or bad, in preferrence [sic] to these plays.
LYNCH - CHRISTINA (nee KELLY), 4th June (Somewhere the sun is shining, somewhere the songbirds dwell, hush then your sad repining God lives and all is well.
1), and then, in the poem following that ("She, I, and They," 2:168), reflects on their childless marriage and the imagined distress of the ancestral portraits looking down on them, repining
But if the age was "dark," it is the essence of conservatism to accept what Providence offers and make the best of it without repining for a better set of circumstances: "You would not think you knew enough to judge / The age when full upon you," Frost's persona says to the Master of the Palace School.
I hope therefore, my most dear mother, that your experience of the calamities of this life, your continual acquaintance with the visitations of the Holy Ghost (which gives better inward comforts than the world can outward discomforts), your wisdom to distinguish the value of this world from the next, and your religious fear of offending our merciful God by repining at anything which he doth will preserve you from any inordinate and dangerous sorrow for this loss of my most beloved sister.
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