I have no reason to think ill of her—not the least—except that such extreme and perpetual cautiousness of word and manner, such a dread of giving a distinct idea about any body, is apt to suggest suspicions of there being something to conceal.
’My dear,’ said I, ’you will blind yourself’—for tears were in her eyes perpetually.
My perpetual influence could not begin earlier, or you would not have been so much out of humour before.
’The consequence,’ said she, ’has been a state of perpetual suffering to me; and so it ought.
She must have been a perpetual enemy.
She was, moreover, perpetually hearing about him; for, excepting when at Hartfield, she was always among those who saw no fault in Mr. Elton, and found nothing so interesting as the discussion of his concerns; and every report, therefore, every guess—all that had already occurred, all that might occur in the arrangement of his affairs, comprehending income, servants, and furniture, was continually in agitation around her.
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A perpetual flame burns beside the grave of John F. Kennedy.