There was in this voluntary abdication
of his freewill, in this fancy submitting itself to another fancy, which suspects it not, a mixture of fantastic independence and blind obedience, something indescribable, intermediate between slavery and liberty, which pleased Gringoire,--a spirit essentially compound, undecided, and complex, holding the extremities of all extremes, incessantly suspended between all human propensities, and neutralizing one by the other.
Atkinson had at length wearied of Flambeau's almost paternal custody, and had endeavoured to knock him down, which was by no means a smooth game to play with the Roi des Apaches, even after that monarch's abdication
Each new mind we approach seems to require an abdication
of all our past and present possessions.
I don't think poor Amelia cared anything about Brienne and Montmirail, or was fairly interested in the war until the abdication
of the Emperor; when she clapped her hands and said prayers--oh, how grateful
Next,' said Mrs Wilfer with a wave of her gloves, expressive of abdication
under protest from the culinary throne, 'I would recommend examination of the bacon in the saucepan on the fire, and also of the potatoes by the application of a fork.