"And what, pray, is your idea of the duties of a devoted friend?" asked a Green Linnet, who was sitting in a willow-tree hard by, and had overheard the conversation.
"I should expect my devoted friend to be devoted to me, of course."
"The second idea, the devoted
, reasonable idea -- the least important, sir -- was to go and dig up a million in gold, buried by King Charles I.
His own practice in water-color drawing led him as a mere youth to a devoted
admiration for the landscape paintings of the contemporary artist J.M.W.
But it is of the utmost importance, remembering the project to which Emily has devoted
herself, that she should not meet with Mrs.
"It will be one valiant sword the less, but there will remain still three, without reckoning my own; now four devoted
men around the king to protect him from his enemies, to be at his side in battle, to aid him with counsel, to escort him in flight, are sufficient, not to make the king a conqueror, but to save him if conquered; and whatever Mazarin may say, once on the shores of France your royal husband may find as many retreats and asylums as the seabird finds in a storm."
Its pursuit, nevertheless, if it kept him near her, or its renunciation if it took him from her, or flight if she shared it, or secrecy if she commanded it, or any fate, or every fate, all was alike to him, so that she was true to him, - the man who had seen how cast away she was, whom she had inspired at their first meeting with an admiration, an interest, of which he had thought himself incapable, whom she had received into her confidence, who was devoted
to her and adored her.
I was bound by a solemn promise which I had not yet fulfilled and dared not break, or if I did, what manifold miseries might not impend over me and my devoted
Pickwick in a low voice, 'I shall never regret having devoted
the greater part of two years to mixing with different varieties and shades of human character, frivolous as my pursuit of novelty may have appeared to many.
"Before the clerk had time to make any further investigations, his master returned, sorted the papers on the table, and carefully locked up the will in the strong box devoted
to the custody of Mr.
If not, I'm afraid I can offer him no better explanation; and in fact I am all impatience to open my knapsack, and inform myself of the name of her to the discovery of whom my wanderings are henceforth to be devoted
One of the few literary men of the day whose later life was devoted
entirely to literature.
Again I beg of you not to be angry with me, but to rest assured of my constant respect and attachment.--Your humble, devoted
The other side discloses a broad doorway (closed by a canvas screen), which serves as a means of communication with an inner apartment, devoted
to the superior officers.
The Ox took under his patronage the next term of life, and therefore man in his middle age is fond of work, devoted
to labor, and resolute to amass wealth and to husband his resources.