On the contrary, she was as much disposed to complain of
it as her husband.
I should like to be less of a pet and more of a friend, if I might choose; but I won't complain of
that: I am only afraid his affection loses in depth where it gains in ardour.
In Tom's external situation, at this time, there was, as the world says, nothing to complain of
Little Eva's fancy for him--the instinctive gratitude and loveliness of a noble nature--had led her to petition her father that he might be her especial attendant, whenever she needed the escort of a servant, in her walks or rides; and Tom had general orders to let everything else go, and attend to Miss Eva whenever she wanted him,--orders which our readers may fancy were far from disagreeable to him.
I arrived here in safety, and have no reason to complain of
my reception from Mr.
I have a right to complain of
it as almost a breach of confidence.
Now, hearing your majesty complain of
fate, I found that you were noble and generous, and bore misfortune well.
When she spoke it was only to complain, and to complain of
things not in his power to remedy; and to check a tendency to impatient retort he had first formed the habit of not answering her, and finally of thinking of other things while she talked.
Parents who never showed their love, complain of
want of natural affection in their children; children who never showed their duty, complain of
want of natural feeling in their parents; law-makers who find both so miserable that their affections have never had enough of life's sun to develop them, are loud in their moralisings over parents and children too, and cry that the very ties of nature are disregarded.
I wish to know whether you have anything to complain of