His position is then one of the most singularly irksome, and, in every contingency, disagreeable, that a wretched
mortal can possibly occupy; with seldom an alternative of good on either hand, although what presents itself to him as the worst event may very probably be the best.
It had given me a view of my wretched
condi- tion, without the remedy.
If we feel for the wretched
, enough to do all we can for them, the rest is empty sympathy, only distressing to ourselves.
I have passed a wretched
night in endeavouring to excuse a conduct which can scarcely be called less than insulting; but though I have not yet been able to form any reasonable apology for your behaviour, I am perfectly ready to hear your justification of it.
It is needless to say, I have yielded with my best grace; sharing with my fair relative the wretched
pecuniary prospects offered to us.
I saw in this, wretched
though it made me, and bitter the sense of dependence and even of degradation that it awakened - I saw in this, that Estella was set to wreak Miss Havisham's revenge on men, and that she was not to be given to me until she had gratified it for a term.
We came next day to Mazna, in so wretched
a condition that we were not surprised at being hooted by the boys, but thought ourselves well used that they threw no stones at us.
They gibber and grow fiercer, paler, uglier, mad distortions of humanity at last, and I wake, cold and wretched
, in the darkness of the night.
Meanwhile his home is in a wretched
plight suitors are wasting his substance and plotting against his son.
Of course, I couldn't keep it up then, because I am a wretched
creature, I was frightened, and, the devil knows why, gave you my address in my folly.
When the wretched
man again opened his eyes, the count looked at him with a mournful expression of pity, and his lips moved as if in prayer.
For an instant a wretched
chill of sweat was upon him at the thought that he might be detected in the thing.
There are men, too--wretched
busybodies--who walk about merely to see if they can find some wretched
tchinovnik or broken-down official who has got toes projecting from his boots or his hair uncut
Darcy, in wretched
suspense, could only say something indistinctly of his concern, and observe her in compassionate silence.
All Stoniton had heard of Dinah Morris, the young Methodist woman who had brought the obstinate criminal to confess, and there was as much eagerness to see her as to see the wretched