She had always additional strength
of resistance when Philip was present, just as we can restrain our speech better in a spot that we feel to be hallowed.
With this view of the times predominant among the tradespeople at Grimworth, their uncertainty concerning the nature of the business which the sallow-complexioned stranger was about to set up in the vacant shop, naturally gave some additional strength
to the fears of the less sanguine.
The idea that she had that helpless and gentle creature to protect, gave additional strength
to the natural courage of the honest Irishwoman.