She must be well brought up, and well guarded from reposing any foolish confidences where they are not deserved.
Mr. Micawber’s feelings would never allow him to dispose of them; and Clickett’ — this was the girl from the workhouse — ’being of a vulgar mind, would take painful liberties if so much confidence was reposed in her.
’Why that, Master Copperfield,’ said Uriah, ’is, in fact, the confidence that I am going to take the liberty of reposing.
I thought the simple confidence reposed in us by Mr. Peggotty and by himself, was, in itself, affecting.
The time came in its season, and that was very soon, when I almost wondered that nothing troubled his repose, as I looked at him.
As no arguments I could urge, in my bewildered condition, had the least effect upon his modesty in inducing him to accept my bedroom, I was obliged to make the best arrangements I could, for his repose before the fire.
As the elms bent to one another, like giants who were whispering secrets, and after a few seconds of such repose, fell into a violent flurry, tossing their wild arms about, as if their late confidences were really too wicked for their peace of mind, some weatherbeaten ragged old rooks’-nests, burdening their higher branches, swung like wrecks upon a stormy sea.
He had stopped the moment I began, and had listened with his usual repose of manner.
He ceased to speak, and his hand upon the table rested there in perfect repose, with a resolution in it that might have conquered lions.
In the morning, too, when I felt weary, and should have enjoyed another hour’s repose very much, it was a tiresome thing to be roused, like the Sultana Scheherazade, and forced into a long story before the getting-up bell rang; but Steerforth was resolute; and as he explained to me, in return, my sums and exercises, and anything in my tasks that was too hard for me, I was no loser by the transaction.
The resources of this lodging were so limited, that we found the twins, now some eight or nine years old, reposing in a turn-up bedstead in the family sitting-room, where Mr. Micawber had prepared, in a wash-hand-stand jug, what he called ’a Brew’ of the agreeable beverage for which he was famous.
If she had ever loved me, then, I should hold her the more sacred; remembering the confidences I had reposed in her, her knowledge of my errant heart, the sacrifice she must have made to be my friend and sister, and the victory she had won.
This Christmas-time being come, and Agnes having reposed no new confidence in me, a doubt that had several times arisen in my mind — whether she could have that perception of the true state of my breast, which restrained her with the apprehension of giving me pain — began to oppress me heavily.
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She was reposing on the couch
Good night, good night! as sweet repose and rest Come to thy heart as that within my breast!