My mother's tender caresses and my father's smile of benevolent
pleasure while regarding me are my first recollections.
!' Here Mr Pancks, apparently without the intention of hitting him, but merely to relieve his mind and expend his superfluous power in wholesome exercise, aimed a blow at the bumpy head, which the bumpy head ducked to avoid.
Pickwick, grasping the old lady's hand, and speaking so loud that the exertion imparted a crimson hue to his benevolent
countenance--'I assure you, ma'am, that nothing delights me more than to see a lady of your time of life heading so fine a family, and looking so young and well.'
They sting, buzz, and torment, from one end of the year to the other, and by incessantly exasperating the natives materially obstruct the benevolent
labours of the missionaries.
gentleman is sorry; but, then, the thing happens every day!
Respond, therefore, to his benevolent
intentions and come to us without fear.
I followed my instructions, and described you as a benevolent
person in search of cases of real distress.
If there be in this work, as some have been pleased to say, a stronger picture of a truly benevolent
mind than is to be found in any other, who that knows you, and a particular acquaintance of yours, will doubt whence that benevolence hath been copied?
It was a set made up of elderly, ugly, benevolent
, and godly women, and clever, learned, and ambitious men.
It was right to do it, it was kind to do it, it was benevolent
to do it, and he would do it again.'"
Except to the attack on Nanny's cousin, Sir Thomas no longer made any objection, and a more respectable, though less economical rendezvous being accordingly substituted, everything was considered as settled, and the pleasures of so benevolent
a scheme were already enjoyed.
I contemplate at least a temporary withdrawal from the management of much business, whether benevolent