I shall do nothing rashly: you know me sufficiently to confide in my prudence and considerateness whenever the safety of others is committed to my care.
I checked, therefore, my impatient thirst for sympathy and was silent when I would have given the world to have confided the fatal secret.
I saw plainly that he was surprised, but he never attempted to draw my secret from me; and although I loved him with a mixture of affection and reverence that knew no bounds, yet I could never persuade myself to confide in him that event which was so often present to my recollection, but which I feared the detail to another would only impress more deeply.
I will confide this tale of misery and terror to you the day after our marriage shall take place, for, my sweet cousin, there must be perfect confidence between us.
"The old man paused and then continued, ’If you will unreservedly confide to me the particulars of your tale, I perhaps may be of use in undeceiving them.