There's a difference, certainly, between your whelps and mine, but I venture to flatter myself
that it is not due altogether to the mothers.
My Father's house is situated in Bedfordshire, my Aunt's in Middlesex, and tho' I flatter myself
with being a tolerable proficient in Geography, I know not how it happened, but I found myself entering this beautifull Vale which I find is in South Wales, when I had expected to have reached my Aunts.
I do not mean, therefore, that Frederica's acquirements should be more than superficial, and I flatter myself
that she will not remain long enough at school to understand anything thoroughly.
When I was as old as you, I was a feeling fellow enough, partial to the unfledged, unfostered, and unlucky; but Fortune has knocked me about since: she has even kneaded me with her knuckles, and now I flatter myself
I am hard and tough as an India-rubber ball; pervious, though, through a chink or two still, and with one sentient point in the middle of the lump.
I flatter myself
," replied Elinor, "that even under the disadvantage of better rooms and a broader staircase, you will hereafter find your own house as faultless as you now do this.
I am greatly mistaken, if any thing of weight has yet been advanced of this tendency; and I flatter myself
, that the observations which have been made in the course of these papers have served to place the reverse of that position in as clear a light as any matter still in the womb of time and experience can be susceptible of.
For three days I did my own work and Thomas Mugridge's too; and I flatter myself
that I did his work well.
An appreciative listener is always stimulating, and I described, in a humorous manner, certain incidents of my Convalescent Home, in a way which, I flatter myself
, greatly amused my hostess.
Now, this is a subject on which I flatter myself
I really am
Perhaps I flatter myself
, but I believe that even then, as a boy of sixteen, I fully conceived of Falstaff's character, and entered into the author's wonderfully humorous conception of him.
This is the only point, I flatter myself
, on which we do not agree.
I have, I flatter myself
, made no inconsiderable progress in her affections; but my own are entirely fixed.
That was rather a neat thing, I flatter myself
," said Uncle Mac, in high glee at the success of his illumination.
Since that time, I have written to her many letters, but never could obtain an answer, which I must own sits somewhat the heavier, as she herself was, though undesignedly, the occasion of all my sufferings: for, had it not been under the colour of paying his addresses to her, Mr Fitzpatrick would never have found sufficient opportunities to have engaged my heart, which, in other circumstances, I still flatter myself
would not have been an easy conquest to such a person.
I do not flatter myself
, but if it be possible they flatter me.