Are not there little chapters in everybody’s life, that seem to be nothing, and yet affect all the rest of the history?
Always to be right, always to trample forward, and never to doubt, are not these the great qualities with which dullness takes the lead in the world?
A woman with fair opportunities, and without an absolute hump, may marry WHOM SHE LIKES. Only let us be thankful that the darlings are like the beasts of the field, and don’t know their own power. They would overcome us entirely if they did.
A good woman is the loveliest flower that blooms under heaven; and that we look with love and wonder upon its silent grace, its pure fragrance, its delicate bloom of beauty.