This I learned from her benefactress; from the pious and charitable lady who adopted her in her orphan state, reared her as her own daughter, and whose kindness, whose generosity the unhappy girl repaid by an ingratitude so bad, so dreadful, that at last her excellent patroness was obliged to separate her from her own young ones, fearful lest her vicious example should contaminate their purity: she has sent her here to be healed, even as the Jews of old sent their diseased to the troubled pool of Bethesda; and, teachers, superintendent, I beg of you not to allow the waters to stagnate
here: we must surely have retired to rest at eight
Country people have no opportunity of being either, so they stagnate
Never in her life had she beheld so torpid, so black, so muddy-looking a stream; its waters reflected no images of anything that was on the banks, and it moved as sluggishly as if it had quite forgotten which way it ought to flow, and had rather stagnate
than flow either one way or the other.
or if the web is too finely woven, too irritable by pleasure and pain, so that life stagnates
from too much reception without due outlet?
I should rush into idleness, and stagnate
there with all my might.
Our village life would stagnate
if it were not for the unexplored forests and meadows which surround it.