EARNEST


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Oh!' said the earnest girl, folding her hands as the tears coursed down her face, 'do not turn a deaf ear to the entreaties of one of your own sex; the first--the first, I do believe, who ever appealed to you in the voice of pity and compassion.
'You are indeed an earnest fellow, Dennis--a most valuable fellow-- the staunchest man I know of in our ranks.
'But prithee, son,' adds she, 'since you tell me that you could not make her believe you were in earnest, what must we believe about it?
'By my faith, madam,' says Robin, ''tis in vain to mince the matter or tell any more lies about it; I am in earnest, as much as a man is that's going to be hanged.
At the beginning of this school there were about twelve strong, earnest men and women who entered the class.
She knew that he was a man of a noble nature, high-minded and earnest. And yet she did not like this secrecy, this disinclination upon the part of one so frank and honest as Ida to tell her what was passing.
She leant back while the more earnest members of the club began to misconstrue her.
The earnest girl brought forward a scheme of "personal supervision and mutual help," the effect of which was to alter poor people until they became exactly like people who were not so poor.
'Well, I will,' returned the other, 'though you are not earnest yet.'
"Yes," said Erskine, trembling, "and I thought he meant in earnest in loving you.
At first I considered these little letters, frank and earnest though they were, in the light of pretty compliments; but the letters continued to come during succeeding months, and even years.
The event of to-day has shown me that she is terribly in earnest. Lady Janet has issued invitations for one of her grand balls at Mablethorpe House; and sh e has caused the report to be circulated everywhere that the object of the festival is 'to celebrate the marriage of Mr.