He told his sister, if she pleased, the new-born infant should be bred up together with little Tommy; to which she consented, though with some little reluctance: for she had truly a great complacence for her brother; and hence she had always behaved towards the foundling with rather more kindness than ladies of rigid virtue can sometimes bring themselves to
show to these children, who, however innocent, may be truly called the living monuments of incontinence.
It was an hour before the apes could again bring themselves to
approach the cabin to continue their investigations, and when they finally did so, they found to their chagrin that the door was closed and so securely fastened that they could not force it.
And still they could not bring themselves to
Excited by the day-long pursuit of him, swayed subconsciously by the insistent iteration on their brains of the sight of him fleeing away, mastered by the feeling of mastery enjoyed all day, the dogs could not bring themselves to
give way to him.
It was hard for me to understand how any individuals could bring themselves to
the point where they could be so happy in working for others.
Having dealt out these admonitions, the ladies fell to a more powerful assault than they had yet made upon the mixed tea, new bread, fresh butter, shrimps, and watercresses, and said that their vexation was so great to see her going on like that, that they could hardly bring themselves to
eat a single morsel.
The men could not bring themselves to
believe that the boy Keesh, single-handed, had accomplished so great a marvel.
I had many times discourses upon that subject with her; but she was full of this argument, that she save the life of many an innocent lamb, as she called them, which would otherwise perhaps have been murdered; and of many women who, made desperate by the misfortune, would otherwise be tempted to destroy their children, and bring themselves to
Even when the Grandmother had lost her all, and was returning (about eight o'clock) to the hotel, some three or four Poles could not bring themselves to
leave her, but went on running beside her chair and volubly protesting that the Grandmother had cheated them, and that she ought to be made to surrender what was not her own.
Superior men could scarcely bring themselves to
tread these tortuous ways, to stoop, to cringe, and creep through the mire of these cloacas, where the presence of a fine mind only alarmed the other denizens.
And they can't even bring themselves to
support their own leader to another vote.
Philhealth cards were also issued to residents to encourage them to bring themselves to
hospitals whenever they are sick or are about to give birth.
And on the ex-Prime Minister's evidence to back joining US President George W Bush in the 2003 invasion, the now-retired Mr Blix tells BBC1's Panorama, Iraq: The Final Judgement: "Many people bring themselves to
believe something they want to believe.
Nicola Davies, RNLI community incident reduction manager, said: "Instead of attempting to bring themselves to
safety, people are recognising the need to dial 999 much quicker and as a result our volunteer crews have been exceptionally busy.
The more we talk about this subject the more we are helping victims who often cannot bring themselves to
even tell family and friends because they are afraid of the reaction they will get.