There is nothing wrong in the thoughts I ascribe to Hippolyte; they are only natural.
You ascribe it to Davoust, do you?
You say you are surprised at Pavlicheff’s action; you ascribe it to madness, to kindness of heart, and what not, but it is not so.
However, of course you value the memory of the deceased so very highly; and he certainly was the kindest of men; to which fact, by the way, I ascribe, more than to anything else, the success of the abbot in influencing his religious convictions.
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I think of them most warmly, as I do my natural parents, but to neither would I ascribe the business of having reared me, for it seems clear that it was the purposeful society that did so, and really nothing and no one else.
Chang-rae Lee -- A Gesture Life
No real revelation in all this: in modern times most of the mischief ascribed to the military has been wrought with the advice and consent of civil authority.