With some difficulty, after many turnings and new inquiries, they reached Prison Street; and the grim walls of the jail, the first object that answered to any image in Silas's memory, cheered him with the certitude, which no assurance
of the town's name had hitherto given him, that he was in his native place.
Bennet's acknowledgments he briefly replied, with assurance
of his eagerness to promote the welfare of any of his family; and concluded with entreaties that the subject might never be mentioned to him again.
"You will allow me to remark, Sir Ethelred, that so far I have had no opportunity to give you assurances of any kind."
I want your authority to give him such assurances of personal safety as I may think proper."
He therefore dismissed her with assurances
that he would very soon remove her out of the reach of that obloquy she had incurred; concluding with some additional documents, in which he recommended repentance, saying, "Consider, child, there is one still to reconcile yourself to, whose favour is of much greater importance to you than mine."
He was satisfied of there being no present danger in returning home, but no assurances
could convince him that it was safe to stay; and while the others were variously urging and recommending, Mr.
The truth of this is sufficiently manifest from the single circumstance, that the philosophers of the schools accept as a maxim that there is nothing in the understanding which was not previously in the senses, in which however it is certain that the ideas of God and of the soul have never been; and it appears to me that they who make use of their imagination to comprehend these ideas do exactly the some thing as if, in order to hear sounds or smell odors, they strove to avail themselves of their eyes; unless indeed that there is this difference, that the sense of sight does not afford us an inferior assurance
to those of smell or hearing; in place of which, neither our imagination nor our senses can give us assurance
of anything unless our understanding intervene.
"You have no assurance
that we will live up to our agreement other than my word, but you have before you the assurance
that we can make short work of you if you do not write out the cheque we demand.
She was the first to speak; and, smiling with the coolest assurance
, she began, -
Of the "Oedipodea" practically nothing is known, though on the assurance
of Athenaeus (vii.
He spoke slowly, with assurance
that he would be listened to, and he looked only at the person with whom he was conversing.
But what assurance
was there that the other was Carthoris of Helium?