And it is not so much the embrace she gave me, that lives in my mind, though it was as fervent as could be, as what followed the embrace.
He kept me waiting so long, that I fervently hoped the Club would fine him for being late.
I only knew that I was fervently in earnest, when I felt the rest and peace of having Agnes near me.
Ah! little did Mr. Spenlow imagine, when he sat opposite to me after dinner that day, with his pocket-handkerchief over his head, how fervently I was embracing him, in my fancy, as his son-in-law!
What could I do but tell Miss Mills, with grateful looks and fervent words, how much I appreciated her good offices, and what an inestimable value I set upon her friendship!
How lovingly and fervently did it commend the pretty creature I had won, with all her artless graces best displayed, to my most gentle care!
She lifted up her eyes, and solemnly declared that she would devote herself to this task, fervently and faithfully.
Dare I fervently implore Mr. T. to see my misguided husband, and to reason with him?
’Doen’t ye, dearest Dan’l, doen’t ye!’ cried Mrs. Gummidge, fervently.
’Oh, thank Heaven!’ cried Agnes, fervently.
My letter to Agnes was a fervent and grateful one, narrating all the good effects that had resulted from my following her advice.
She gave me no advice; she urged no duty on me; she only told me, in her own fervent manner, what her trust in me was.
’Do you remember that I tried to tell you, when I came home, what a debt of gratitude I owed you, dearest Agnes, and how fervently I felt towards you?’
However loud the general voice might be in giving me encouragement, and however fervent the emotions and endeavours to which it roused me, I heard her lightest word of praise as I heard nothing else.
There was such deep fondness for him, and gratitude to him for all his love and care, in her beautiful look; and there was such a fervent appeal to me to deal tenderly by him, even in my inmost thoughts, and to let no harsh construction find any place against him; she was, at once, so proud of him and devoted to him, yet so compassionate and sorry, and so reliant upon me to be so, too; that nothing she could have said would have expressed more to me, or moved me more.
I noticed, I remember, as he paused, looking at me with his handsome head a little thrown back, and his glass raised in his hand, that, though the freshness of the sea-wind was on his face, and it was ruddy, there were traces in it, made since I last saw it, as if he had applied himself to some habitual strain of the fervent energy which, when roused, was so passionately roused within him.