In the mean time," I added, "I have the most perfect confidence
in you; and I beg as a favor that you will let me put it to the proof.
And pray don't answer me unless you can answer without betraying any confidence
which may have been placed in you.
One doubted, the other believed; one had a prudent foresight, the other blind confidence
Am I, or am I not, worthy of your confidence
I recollect, on both occasions of our passing that ill- fated Cairo on the Mississippi, remarking on the bad effects such gross deceits must have when they exploded, in generating a want of confidence
abroad, and discouraging foreign investment: but I was given to understand that this was a very smart scheme by which a deal of money had been made: and that its smartest feature was, that they forgot these things abroad, in a very short time, and speculated again, as freely as ever.
Mr Twemlow, if you should chance to see my husband, or to see me, or to see both of us, in the favour or confidence
of any one else--whether of our common acquaintance or not, is of no consequence--you have no right to use against us the knowledge I intrusted you with, for one special purpose which has been accomplished.
These considerations, and the influence of personal confidences
and attachments, would be likely to induce every new President to promote a change of men to fill the subordinate stations; and these causes together could not fail to occasion a disgraceful and ruinous mutability in the administration of the government.
But if you want that success in life which comes from the affection and confidence
of your fellows, then with no two men, however similar they may appear in their nature, will you deal in the same way.
, powerful in its own warmth, and bewitching in the wit which often expressed it, must have been enough for Anne; but Lady Russell saw it very differently.
She is decorated all over with beads and bracelets and embroidered dandelions; but her principal decoration consists of the softest little gray eyes in the world, which rest upon you with a profundity of confidence
that I really feel some compunction in betraying.
Is it the immediate object of this confidence
, that you may at once ascertain that, with my knowledge?
Although Mrs Nickleby had been made acquainted by her son and daughter with every circumstance of Madeline Bray's history which was known to them; although the responsible situation in which Nicholas stood had been carefully explained to her, and she had been prepared, even for the possible contingency of having to receive the young lady in her own house, improbable as such a result had appeared only a few minutes before it came about, still, Mrs Nickleby, from the moment when this confidence
was first reposed in her, late on the previous evening, had remained in an unsatisfactory and profoundly mystified state, from which no explanations or arguments could relieve her, and which every fresh soliloquy and reflection only aggravated more and more.