I was easily led by the sympathy
which he evinced to use the language of my heart, to give utterance to the burning ardour of my soul and to say, with all the fervour that warmed me, how gladly I would sacrifice my fortune, my existence, my every hope, to the furtherance of my enterprise.
And it is curious to note that from the slaves themselves they received, not merely very little assistance, but hardly any sympathy
even; and when at the close of the war the slaves found themselves free, found themselves indeed so absolutely free that they were free to starve, many of them bitterly regretted the new state of things.
"Poor thing, you must have had a rotten time," she murmured, and by way of showing her sympathy
put her hand on his shoulder.
Dickens' popularity, in his own day and since, is due chiefly: (1) to his intense human sympathy
; (2) to his unsurpassed emotional and dramatic power; and (3) to his aggressive humanitarian zeal for the reform of all evils and abuses, whether they weigh upon the oppressed classes or upon helpless individuals.
Pierre saw that Prince Andrew was going to speak of Natasha, and his broad face expressed pity and sympathy
. This expression irritated Prince Andrew, and in a determined, ringing, and unpleasant tone he continued:
of society with a friendless woman could hardly have been expressed in a more amusing way!"
Again Miss Garth waited at the threshold, and again the sound of the rustling dress passed to and fro -- now far, now near -- to and fro with a cruel, mechanical regularity, that chilled the warmest sympathy
, and daunted the boldest hope.
Does love, then, between the sexes depend on this congenial sympathy
and innate evidence?"
When Phoebe broke into a peal of merry laughter at what she read, he would now and then laugh for sympathy
, but oftener respond with a troubled, questioning look.
I wrapped myself in PRIDE as in a MANTLE, and scorned the sympathies of nature; and therefore has nature made this wretched body the medium of a dreadful sympathy
. You are avenged--they are all avenged--Nature is avenged--for I am Eleanore Rochcliffe!"
"Comrades of the thunder and companions of death, I cannot but regard it as singularly fortunate that we who by conviction and sympathy
are designated by nature as the champions of that fairest of her products, the white metal, should also, by a happy chance, be engaged mostly in the business of mining it.
with the miserable victim and anticipations of similar deceptions for themselves, their sisters, and their daughters, made them now regard the Colour Bill in an entirely new aspect.