What an ample subject for reflection
on the uncertain Enjoyments of this World, would not that Phaeton and the Life of Cardinal Wolsey afford a thinking Mind
Elinor, who had now been for some time reflecting on the propriety or impropriety of speedily hazarding her narration, without feeling at all nearer decision than at first, heard this; and perceiving that as reflection
did nothing, resolution must do all, soon found herself leading to the fact.
A very thin and very agile person may, by observing his reflection
in a rapid sequence of longitudinal strips, obtain a fairly accurate conception of his looks.
But to understand phenomena man has, besides abstract reasoning, experience by which he verifies his reflections
With that comforting reflection
, he drew out a battered tin cash-box from the inner recesses of the drawer, and locked up the stolen correspondence to bide its time.
In a word, the nature and experience of things dictated to me, upon just reflection
, that all the good things of this world are no farther good to us than they are for our use; and that, whatever we may heap up to give others, we enjoy just as much as we can use, and no more.
1] Any man who will pursue, by his own reflections
, the consequences of this situation, will perceive that there is good ground to calculate upon a regular and peaceable execution of the laws of the Union, if its powers are administered with a common share of prudence.
Surely a moment's reflection
, and a single instance from common life, must convince every one that our whole social system is based upon Regularity, or Equality of Angles.
One consolatory reflection
upon her conduct had occurred to her at the first moment of the final rupture, and when now she recalled all the past, she remembered that one reflection
Do not let any reflection
fall on the principles or the care of the friends who brought me up.
That's a very gratifying reflection
, Sam,' said Mr.
Elizabeth disdained the appearance of noticing this civil reflection
, but its meaning did not escape, nor was it likely to conciliate her.
These are the reflections
of the first days; but when the lapse of time proves the reality of the evil, then the actual bitterness of grief commences.
It is true that he had no wife, that is to say, she was as no wife to him, and so I was in no danger that way, but the just reflections
of conscience oftentimes snatch a man, especially a man of sense, from the arms of a mistress, as it did him at last, though on another occasion.
In the same manner we are not to arraign the squire of any want of love for his daughter; for in reality he had a great deal; we are only to consider that he was a squire and a sportsman, and then we may apply the fable to him, and the judicious reflections