I need not so totally despair of an equal alliance, as to be addressing myself to Miss Smith!
The carriage—we had disappointments about the carriage;—one morning, I remember, he came to me quite in despair.
He haddespaired at one period; he had received such an injunction to caution and silence, as for the time crushed every hope;—she had begun by refusing to hear him.
— She said enough to shew there need not be despair—and to invite him to say more himself.
It is just what I used to say to a certain gentleman in company in the days of courtship, when, because things did not go quite right, did not proceed with all the rapidity which suited his feelings, he was apt to be in despair, and exclaim that he was sure at this rate it would be May before Hymen’s saffron robe would be put on for us.