That was Matthew's way--take a whim into his head and cling to it with the most amazing silent persistency
ten times more potent and effectual in its very silence than if he had talked it out.
With this natural outburst of indignation, Blanche looked back at Anne; and, daunted by the death-like persistency
of the swoon, appealed again to the mercy of the immovable woman who was looking down at her.
Horace returned, with unwise persistency
, to the question of the deferred marriage.
Cousins live in it now, distant cousins, loved with the exact measure of love usually bestowed on cousins who reign in one's stead; cousins of practical views, who have dug up the flower-beds and planted cabbages where roses grew; and though through all the years since my father's death I have held my head so high that it hurt, and loftily refused to listen to their repeated suggestions that I should revisit my old home, something in the sad listlessness of the November days sent my spirit back to old times with a persistency that would not be set aside, and I woke from my musings surprised to find myself sick with longing.
Bad habits cling to us, however, with such persistency that I did mechanically pull out my handkerchief and begin to rub off the welcoming smudge, a thing I never would have dreamed of doing in the glorious old days; but an artful scent of violets clinging to the handkerchief brought me to my senses, and with a sudden impulse of scorn, the fine scorn for scent of every honest Backfisch, I rolled it up into a ball and flung it away into the bushes, where I daresay it is at this moment.
When he sees a folded and sealed scrap of paper float round the globe in a pine ship and come safe to the eye for which it was written, amidst a swarming population, let him likewise feel the admonition to integrate his being across all these distracting forces, and keep a slender human word among the storms, distances and accidents that drive us hither and thither, and, by persistency
, make the paltry force of one man reappear to redeem its pledge after months and years in the most distant climates.
He had been long complaining of fulness and oppression in the head, and his doctor had warned him of the consequences that would follow his persistency
in continuing to work, early and late, as if he were still a young man.
At last, with business- like persistency
, he reached the Square, and made diagonally for the number 10.
He conveyed it to them with so much meaning, and he had such a diabolical persistency
in him, that at length, Mrs Gowan rose to depart.
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