He reproached himself with having rather neglected her during an entertainment for which he was indebted to her bounty, and he sought to repair his omission
by a proper deference.
He had not even remembered to say goodbye, and Lebedeff was the more surprised at the omission
, as he knew by experience how courteous the prince usually was.
Having given orders in the commander in chief's name to rectify this omission
, Prince Andrew galloped back.
The Maltese puppy was not offered to Celia; an omission
which Dorothea afterwards thought of with surprise; but she blamed herself for it.
Tom, who stood by her, idly spinning the curtain tassel, followed the familiar figure with his eye, and seeing how gray the hair had grown, how careworn the florid face, and how like a weary old man his once strong, handsome father walked, he was smitten by a new pang of self-reproach, and with his usual impetuosity set about repairing the omission
as soon as he discovered it.
And when one of the company told him, he had disparaged himself by so dirty an employment, his answer was: that the thought of what he had done would prove music to him at midnight, and the omission
of it would have upbraided and made discord in his conscience whensoever he should pass by that place.
Yes, I said; a reward which a man might fairly expect who never understood that, if Asclepius did not instruct his descendants in valetudinarian arts, the omission
arose, not from ignorance or inexperience of such a branch of medicine, but because he knew that in all well-ordered states every individual has an occupation to which he must attend, and has therefore no leisure to spend in continually being ill.
Now, however, the cause of that omission
was explained, though not entirely to the satisfaction of Rose.
Perhaps, however, the fact may be true, and less miraculous than it hath been represented; since the natural cause seems adequate to the effect: for, as the guide at that moment desisted from a constant application of his armed right heel (for, like Hudibras, he wore but one spur), it is more than possible that this omission
alone might occasion the beast to stop, especially as this was very frequent with him at other times.
Mrs Tapkins likewise discovers her omission
, and with promptitude repairs it; for herself; for Miss Tapkins, for Miss Frederica Tapkins, for Miss Antonina Tapkins, for Miss Malvina Tapkins, and for Miss Euphemia Tapkins.
A Dodson would not be taxed with the omission
of anything that was becoming, or that belonged to that eternal fitness of things which was plainly indicated in the practice of the most substantial parishioners, and in the family traditions,--such as obedience to parents, faithfulness to kindred, industry, rigid honesty, thrift, the thorough scouring of wooden and copper utensils, the hoarding of coins likely to disappear from the currency, the production of first-rate commodities for the market, and the general preference of whatever was home-made.
The story was repeated; it was, in effect, exactly the same as before, without any deviation or omission
If against the present one any objection be raised on the score of its truth, it can only be that its author was an Arab, as lying is a very common propensity with those of that nation; though, as they are such enemies of ours, it is conceivable that there were omissions
rather than additions made in the course of it.
Nevertheless, there are a few omissions
which I should be glad to see supplied.
Many other similar disconcerting omissions
will be noticed in the Manuscript.