Its immediate acceptance
and publication followed in 1846.
The Senior Subaltern was so pleased with getting his Company and his acceptance
at the same time that he forgot to bother The Worm.
I cannot suppose that she expected to convince you, the eye-witness; but if she wished later on to spread the story, it was wise of her to try to get your acceptance
Again he hesitated, and then said gently: "I think he would not take advantage of your acceptance
, nor expect you to show gratitude.
Reckless, inconsiderate acceptance
of him; to close with him at the altar, revealing nothing, and chancing discovery; to snatch ripe pleasure before the iron teeth of pain could have time to shut upon her: that was what love counselled; and in almost a terror of ecstasy Tess divined that, despite her many months of lonely self-chastisement, wrestlings, communings, schemes to lead a future of austere isolation, love's counsel would prevail.
To have to make this fact plain to her--and to witness her resigned acceptance
of it--had been intolerably painful to him.
When it was decided that he should settle here, it came into my head that I might ask his acceptance
of some unpretending and suitable little place to lay his own head in.
Everything honourable and soothing, every present enjoyment, and every future hope was contained in it; and her acceptance
, with only the saving clause of Papa and Mamma's approbation, was eagerly given.
He did not know how wide a country, arid and precipitous, must be crossed before the traveller through life comes to an acceptance
Bartholomew was not due to Charles IX's will, though he gave the order for it and thought it was done as a result of that order; and strange as it may seem to suppose that the slaughter of eighty thousand men at Borodino was not due to Napoleon's will, though he ordered the commencement and conduct of the battle and thought it was done because he ordered it; strange as these suppositions appear, yet human dignity- which tells me that each of us is, if not more at least not less a man than the great Napoleon- demands the acceptance
of that solution of the question, and historic investigation abundantly confirms it.
But let them conceive one more historical contrast: the gigantic broken revelations of that Imperial and Papal city thrust abruptly on the notions of a girl who had been brought up in English and Swiss Puritanism, fed on meagre Protestant histories and on art chiefly of the hand-screen sort; a girl whose ardent nature turned all her small allowance of knowledge into principles, fusing her actions into their mould, and whose quick emotions gave the most abstract things the quality of a pleasure or a pain; a girl who had lately become a wife, and from the enthusiastic acceptance
of untried duty found herself plunged in tumultuous preoccupation with her personal lot.
The papers collected here under the name of 'My Literary Passions' were printed serially in a periodical of such vast circulation that they might well have been supposed to have found there all the acceptance
that could be reasonably hoped for them.