With this answer the envoy returned to Lilliput; and the monarch of Blefuscu related to me all that had passed; offering me at the same time (but under the strictest confidence) his gracious protection, if I would continue in his service; wherein, although I believed him sincere, yet I resolved never more to put any confidence in princes or ministers, where I could possibly avoid it; and therefore, with all due acknowledgments for his favourable intentions, I humbly begged to be excused.
I ate my breakfast before the sun was up; and heaving anchor, the wind being favourable, I steered the same course that I had done the day before, wherein I was directed by my pocket compass.
And now, Ned, will you tell me what you mean by a favourable
Had not my feelings decided against you-- had they been indifferent, or had they even been favourable
, do you think that any consideration would tempt me to accept the man who has been the means of ruining, perhaps for ever, the happiness of a most beloved sister?
It is also a most favourable
circumstance for the production of distinct breeds, that male and female pigeons can be easily mated for life; and thus different breeds can be kept together in the same aviary.
Extremely level countries, such as the Pampas, seldom appear favourable
to the growth of trees.
I have known very unfavourable symptoms in the morning change to favourable
ones at noon, and return to unfavourable again at night.
I am interested only in the relations of a people to the rearing of the individual man, and among the Greeks the conditions were unusually favourable
for the development of the individual; not by any means owing to the goodness of the people, but because of the struggles of their evil instincts.
Felix conducted the fugitives through France to Lyons and across Mont Cenis to Leghorn, where the merchant had decided to wait a favourable
opportunity of passing into some part of the Turkish dominions.
The crafty Mahtoree, who saw that his free-thinking was not likely to produce a favourable
impression on the old man, instantly changed his ground, by alluding to the more immediate subject of their interview.
Sim Tappertit, who had far too good an opinion of himself to suspect that anybody could be playing upon him, thought within himself that this was something like the respect to which he was entitled, and drew a comparison from this courteous demeanour of a stranger, by no means favourable
to the worthy locksmith.
Pickwick contemplated a stay of at least two months in Bath, he deemed it advisable to take private lodgings for himself and friends for that period; and as a favourable
opportunity offered for their securing, on moderate terms, the upper portion of a house in the Royal Crescent, which was larger than they required, Mr.