If you put him a-horseback on politics, I warn you of the consequences. It was all very well to ride on sticks at home and call them ideas.
When a man turns a blessing from his door, it falls to them as take it in.
Hence the mere chance of seeing Will occasionally was like a lunette opened in the wall of her prison, giving her a glimpse of the sunny air; and this pleasure began to nullify her original alarm at what her husband might think about the introduction of Will as her uncle's guest.
If the past is not to bind us, where can duty lie? We should have no law but the inclination of the moment.
It is curious what patches of hardness and tenderness lie side by side in men's dispositions. I suppose he has some test by which he finds out whom Heaven cares for.
The wit of a family is usually best received among strangers.