’What a pleasant thing filial piety is to contemplate!
’If you were a man to whom I could appeal with any hope of touching his compassion or humanity,’ said Nicholas, ’I would urge upon you to remember the helplessness, the innocence, the youth, of this lady; her worth and beauty, her filial excellence, and last, and more than all, as concerning you more nearly, the appeal she has made to your mercy and your manly feeling.
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tried to restrain her mother, so far as filial respect would allow
An F1 hybrid is the first filial generation of seeds/plants or animal offspring resulting from a cross mating of distinctly different parental types.