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  • It was such a fake gesture to go along with her fake feelings of moral and filial commitment that she knew right away how foolish she seemed.†   (source)
  • I know that the awful accusation struck not so much at my filial love as at the foundation of my new existence.†   (source)
  • Still, Grand-mother's welfare was his most important filial duty.†   (source)
  • But these were acts committed out of too much filial feeling, not too little.†   (source)
  • As my rented Nikkormat clicked and whirred, Pete plied him with the expected questions but then in a filial tone smattered with perfect Mandarin asked after his family and his studies and the long way he must feel from home.†   (source)
  • The filial son, smashing apart the rock mountain prison.†   (source)
  • Everyone was visibly moved by this show of filial devotion, except one man who uttered, "Why don't that boy buy his own flowers?"†   (source)
  • I was never quite filial, and my father and everyone knew it.†   (source)
  • The filial son, talking things out with Mao.†   (source)
  • He is filial, and I know he will never forget his duties.†   (source)
  • Filial women raise filial sons, and we expect you to obey our wishes.†   (source)
  • This is the supreme way he completes his filial duty, while sons are a woman's crowning glory.†   (source)
  • My family accepted my behavior, and I still looked like a filial daughter.†   (source)
  • Her daughters' distance was an ever-deepening disappointment to her (even if she never really expected them to be perfectly embracing and filial), and though she rarely spoke of it, I know now it was one of the reasons why she was so willing to spend time with Sunny, and why any time was still better than none.†   (source)
  • The filial son, offering his wife Cammy in sacrifice, whispering I'm sorry as men drew their muddy fingers down her skirt.†   (source)
  • But I heard something else, too, or so I wished I'd heard it, the willing sufferance of me in her tone, the first hint of a generous, filial allowing that I probably ought never to deserve.†   (source)
  • But Third Brother—good in heart, filial in all ways—says, 'We will bury her behind the house so everyone will remember her.'†   (source)
  • f Ie did what any filial son would do.†   (source)
  • But with the heat and the epidemic, bodies had to be buried quickly with little thought given to issues offeng shui, nu shu, or filial duty.†   (source)
  • Being filial myself, I couldn't argue with the logic of that, so Snow Flower and I began to share my portion.†   (source)
  • I wanted to accuse my family, but for my own welfare I still needed to follow the rules of filial piety.†   (source)
  • They knew how I'd cared for my mother-in-law during the epidemic and shown proper filial piety at my in-laws' funerals.†   (source)
  • These tales aside, my son was filial and did what his father wanted, while my daughter-in-law had to obey me.†   (source)
  • Just as had happened with the King of the Afterworld, this woman's courage and virtue moved the emperor, but he saw something more—filial piety.†   (source)
  • In the former, he would be fulfilling his role as a filial son; in the latter, he would leap from the obscurity of our little county to such fame that the whole of China would know him.†   (source)
  • To be filial, we must leave home.†   (source)
  • I was a filial daughter.†   (source)
  • We pay a filial respect to the person of the Holy Father, but Rome has no authority here.†   (source)
  • Have you no religion, no morals, that you are so lacking in filial conduct?†   (source)
  • Yet just as a dog takes a bite of grass, I take a bite of him medicinally, and there often steals in, not a filial,but a reader's affection for him; for his courage, his simplicity, for his strength and nonchalance, and neglect of appearances.†   (source)
  • Beaky, white, and solemn, Einhorn took the rebuke as deserved, filially, from the Commissioner risen out of bed, in his long underwear and his open, brocaded, heel-touching dressing gown, standing enfeebled in the kitchen and refusing the natural support of the back of a chair, independent.†   (source)
  • In a way, I was surprised-for from the few words he had let fall on the subject while in France, I had gathered that he and his father were not on particularly friendly terms, and so his display of filial feeling now rather astonished me.†   (source)
  • But later when I had thought it through I conceded to myself that we couldn't have kept the old home going much longer and set up a gentle kind of retirement there for Mama, neither of us having that filial tabby dormancy that natural bachelors have.†   (source)
  • When his uncle came again Wang Lung cried out, "Even filial piety will not feed my house!" and he sent his uncle empty away.†   (source)
  • Babbitt answered modestly, almost filially.†   (source)
  • But Archer, meeting his eyes, saw the filial light under their banter.†   (source)
  • Why, indeed; he does seem to have had some filial scruples on that head, as you will hear.†   (source)
  • 'What a pleasant thing filial piety is to contemplate!†   (source)
  • But what if there were something of the sort, a feeling of religious awe, if not of filial respect?†   (source)
  • What a shame of your mother, never to waken your filial regard for me!†   (source)
  • 'We'll respect Catherine's filial scruples.†   (source)
  • Mamma had a little filial lecture afterwards, and was docile as usual.†   (source)
  • Filial love for an unworthy father is an absurdity, an impossibility.†   (source)
  • "Well," replied Mercedes, sighing, "go, Albert; I will not make you a slave to your filial piety."†   (source)
  • As to his remark about his deserts, it was also not unnatural if you consider that he stood beside the dead body of his father, and that there is no doubt that he had that very day so far forgotten his filial duty as to bandy words with him, and even, according to the little girl whose evidence is so important, to raise his hand as if to strike him.†   (source)
  • it is in a sense predestined, by which it must be equipped and adapted; but when, as had befallen me, such an anguish possesses one's soul before Love has yet entered into one's life, then it must drift, awaiting Love's coming, vague and free, without precise attachment, at the disposal of one sentiment to-day, of another to-morrow, of filial piety or affection for a comrade.†   (source)
  • How very filial!†   (source)
  • If she could have performed any little services for him, or have exchanged with him a few of those affecting words which an extensive perusal of fiction had led her to connect with such occasions, the filial instinct might have stirred in her; but her pity, finding no active expression, remained in a state of spectatorship, overshadowed by her mother's grim unflagging resentment.†   (source)
  • He had known neither the pleasure of companionship with others nor the vigour of rude male health nor filial piety.†   (source)
  • Little Suzanne caught that look; the child's sweet nature went out to the beautiful woman, scarcely older than herself; filial obedience vanished before girlish sympathy; at the door she turned, ran back to Marguerite, and putting her arms round her, kissed her effusively; then only did she follow her mother, Sally bringing up the rear, with a final curtsey to my lady.†   (source)
  • Her husband noticed, and thought it was the expression of a deep filial attachment which he had never suspected.†   (source)
  • The too vast orb of her fate had crushed her; and she had seen too many seasons, too many cities, too many men, for her abilities, and even with Cecil she was mechanical, and behaved as if he was not one son, but, so to speak, a filial crowd.†   (source)
  • "Friendship" was one; "Memories of Other Days"; "Religion in History"; "Dream Land"; "The Advantages of Culture"; "Forms of Political Government Compared and Contrasted"; "Melancholy"; "Filial Love"; "Heart Longings," etc., etc. A prevalent feature in these compositions was a nursed and petted melancholy; another was a wasteful and opulent gush of "fine language"; another was a tendency to lug in by the ears particularly prized words and phrases until they were worn entirely out; and a peculiarity that conspicuously marked and marred them was the inveterate and intolerable sermon that wagged its crippled tail at the end of each and every one of them.†   (source)
  • He had tried to build a break-water of order and elegance against the sordid tide of life without him and to dam up, by rules of conduct and active interest and new filial relations, the powerful recurrence of the tides within him.†   (source)
  • A 'sadist' of her kind is an artist in evil, which a wholly wicked person could not be, for in that case the evil would not have been external, it would have seemed quite natural to her, and would not even have been distinguishable from herself; and as for virtue, respect for the dead, filial obedience, since she would never have practised the cult of these things, she would take no impious delight in their profanation.†   (source)
  • The Colonel reproached his daughter for her lack of filial kindness and respect, her want of sisterly affection and womanly consideration.†   (source)
  • His bowed head, and her angel-face and filial duty, derived a more pathetic meaning from it than they had had before.†   (source)
  • There was in it, no doubt, filial devotion, domestic attachment; there was also the fascination of one spirit by another spirit.†   (source)
  • When I mingled with other families I distinctly discerned how peculiarly fortunate my lot was, and gratitude assisted the development of filial love.†   (source)
  • In the course of nine years Monseigneur Bienvenu had, by dint of holy deeds and gentle manners, filled the town of D— with a sort of tender and filial reverence.†   (source)
  • The poor girl found her account so completely in the exercise of her affections that the little tremor of fear that mixed itself with her filial passion gave the thing an extra relish rather than blunted its edge.†   (source)
  • She merely approached and stood at her father's side without speaking, resembling a silent statue of filial affection.†   (source)
  • She listened to college stories with deep interest, caressed pointers and poodles without a murmur, agreed heartily that "Tom Brown was a brick," regardless of the improper form of praise, and when one lad proposed a visit to his turtle tank, she went with an alacrity which caused Mamma to smile upon her, as that motherly lady settled the cap which was left in a ruinous condition by filial hugs, bearlike but affectionate, and dearer to her than the most faultless coiffure from the hands of an inspired Frenchwoman.†   (source)
  • Nature seemed to me benign and good; I thought she loved me, outcast as I was; and I, who from man could anticipate only mistrust, rejection, insult, clung to her with filial fondness.†   (source)
  • The remarks I have made on filial love and fraternal affection are applicable to all the passions which emanate spontaneously from human nature itself.†   (source)
  • "Alas!" replied Prince John, with a deep sigh of affected sympathy, "since your son was a follower of my unhappy brother, it need not be enquired where or from whom he learned the lesson of filial disobedience."†   (source)
  • He was gone before the bewildered girl could realize what it all meant, or adjust her filial sense to the new center of gravity.†   (source)
  • It was an affection partly filial, partly fraternal—fraternal enough to make him like Irwine's company better than that of most younger men, and filial enough to make him shrink strongly from incurring Irwine's disapprobation.†   (source)
  • There was something sublime, as well as much that was supremely touching, in this act of filial piety.†   (source)
  • The friend of Marmaduke was his only child; and to this son, on his marriage with a lady to whom the father was particularly partial, the Major gave a complete conveyance of his whole estate, consisting of money in the funds, a town and country residence, sundry valuable farms in the old parts of the colony, and large tracts of wild land in the new—in this manner throwing himself upon the filial piety of his child for his own future maintenance.†   (source)
  • Some men rarely revert to their father, but seem, in the bank-books of their remembrance, to have transferred all the stock of filial affection into their mother's name.†   (source)
  • With his own ghostly voice he had exhorted me, on the sacred consideration of my filial duty and reverence towards him—who might reasonably regard himself as my official ancestor—to bring his mouldy and moth-eaten lucubrations before the public.†   (source)
  • While her mother was attacking her father, she tried to restrain her mother, so far as filial reverence would allow.†   (source)
  • The Squire had laid down his knife and fork, and was staring at his son in amazement, not being sufficiently quick of brain to form a probable guess as to what could have caused so strange an inversion of the paternal and filial relations as this proposition of his son to pay him a hundred pounds.†   (source)
  • He caused the words Maison de ma Mere to be inscribed on the charitable institutions, thereby combining tender filial affection with the majestic benevolence of a monarch.†   (source)
  • Even philosophers have their preferences, and it must be admitted that of his progenitors his father ministered most to his sense of the sweetness of filial dependence.†   (source)
  • These are the times, when in his whale-boat the rover softly feels a certain filial, confident, land-like feeling towards the sea; that he regards it as so much flowery earth; and the distant ship revealing only the tops of her masts, seems struggling forward, not through high rolling waves, but through the tall grass of a rolling prairie: as when the western emigrants' horses only show their erected ears, while their hidden bodies widely wade through the amazing verdure.†   (source)
  • Whereas he required freedom according to the forms of law, so only could he abide in Judea and execute the filial purpose to which he would devote himself: in other land he would not live.†   (source)
  • Besides; if you are not filial, sir, if you discard that duty, you are at least—hum—not a Christian?†   (source)
  • well dost thou deserve thy treacherous name," cried Cora, in an ungovernable burst of filial indignation.†   (source)
  • The mother's eyes are not always deceived in their partiality: she at least can best judge who is the tender, filial-hearted child.†   (source)
  • And these leaden clouds that never part are apt to create impatience even in the filial affection that streams forth in nothing but tenderness and pity in the time of more obvious affliction.†   (source)
  • In the discharge of gentle offices and kind filial duties, this simple creature shone most especially.†   (source)
  • "Well, then, if you felt so sure," replied the new-comer, putting his cane in a corner and his hat on a chair, "allow me to say, my dear Gerard, that it was not very filial of you to keep me waiting at the door."†   (source)
  • In truth, a great change had come over him with regard to her, and he was developing the dream of a future lit by her filial presence, as though that way alone could happiness lie.†   (source)
  • He had largely abated his deference afterwards, for he economised his resources, but the impression was made, and the young man's very brutality came to have a sort of filial value.†   (source)
  • One of these was Lisbeth Bede, and Seth went with her—not from filial attention only, for his conscience would not let him join in dancing.†   (source)
  • With this filial joke his daughter smartened him up, and gave him a loving hug, and stood at the door with her weak child in her arms, and her strong child tumbling down the steps, looking after her little old father as he toddled away with his arm under Little Dorrit's.†   (source)
  • '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.†   (source)
  • And then, she loved her father, that is to say, Jean Valjean, with all her soul, with an innocent filial passion which made the goodman a beloved and charming companion to her.†   (source)
  • But no sooner was he informed that Ivanhoe was in careful, and probably in friendly hands, than the paternal anxiety which had been excited by the dubiety of his fate, gave way anew to the feeling of injured pride and resentment, at what he termed Wilfred's filial disobedience.†   (source)
  • Urged by the different motives of filial affection, friendship and gratitude, Heyward and his companions rushed with one accord to the place, encircling the little canopy of dust which hung above the warriors.†   (source)
  • All other signs of sporting and outdoor occupation Nancy has removed to another room; but she has brought into the Red House the habit of filial reverence, and preserves sacredly in a place of honour these relics of her husband's departed father.†   (source)
  • Mr. W. being infirm, and it being within the bounds of probability that his decease might lead to some discoveries, and to the downfall of — HEEP'S — power over the W. family, — as I, Wilkins Micawber, the undersigned, assume — unless the filial affection of his daughter could be secretly influenced from allowing any investigation of the partnership affairs to be ever made, the said — HEEP — deemed it expedient to have a bond ready by him, as from Mr. W., for the before-mentioned sum of twelve six fourteen, two and nine, with interest, stated therein to have been advanced by — HEEP — t†   (source)
  • We shall pass over the first emotions, the first acts of filial piety, and proceed with the narrative by imagining rather than relating most of the revolting features of the scene.†   (source)
  • But as soon as the young American approaches manhood, the ties of filial obedience are relaxed day by day: master of his thoughts, he is soon master of his conduct.†   (source)
  • Family pride, and filial pride—for he is very proud of what his father was—have done this.†   (source)
  • She was watching the motions of her father with a look of anxious and filial affection, while he paced the apartment with a dejected mien and disordered step; sometimes clasping his hands together—sometimes casting his eyes to the roof of the apartment, as one who laboured under great mental tribulation.†   (source)
  • Once, indeed, he said—" Duncan ceased speaking; for while his eyes were riveted on those of Alice, who had turned toward him with the eagerness of filial affection, to catch his words, the same strong, horrid cry, as before, filled the air, and rendered him mute.†   (source)
  • He was too filial to be disrespectful to his father, and he bore the thunder with the certainty that it was transient; but in the mean time it was disagreeable to see his mother cry, and also to be obliged to look sulky instead of having fun; for Fred was so good-tempered that if he looked glum under scolding, it was chiefly for propriety's sake.†   (source)
  • On all the duties and proprieties of life, from filial behaviour to the arrangements of the evening toilette, pretty Nancy Lammeter, by the time she was three-and-twenty, had her unalterable little code, and had formed every one of her habits in strict accordance with that code.†   (source)
  • But there is a principle involved—a filial principle—and I implore you not to submit to be mother-in-lawed by Mrs General, without asserting it in making every one about you as uncomfortable as possible.†   (source)
  • But, as regarded Henchard, this perception of hers also caused her some filial grief; she could not help asking what she had done to be neglected so, after the professions of solicitude he had made.†   (source)
  • But she could at least be good, and if she were only good enough, Heaven would invent some way of reconciling all things—the dignity of her father's errors and the sweetness of her own confidence, the strict performance of her filial duties and the enjoyment of Morris Townsend's affection.†   (source)
  • Valentine could not help casting one glance towards the young man, whose filial enthusiasm it was delightful to behold.†   (source)
  • Having broken or relaxed the bonds of filial obedience, they have then to emancipate themselves by a final effort from the sway of custom and the tyranny of opinion; and when at length they have succeeded in this arduous task, they stand estranged from their natural friends and kinsmen: the prejudice they have crossed separates them from all, and places them in a situation which soon breaks their courage and sours their hearts.†   (source)
  • The soothing allusion to the personal charms of the girl was well timed, to counteract the effect produced by the distrust that the young man expressed of Judith's devotion to her filial duties.†   (source)
  • And now, uneasy at the thought of a passion for Farfrae which should entirely displace her mild filial sympathy with himself, he observed her going and coming more narrowly.†   (source)
  • He ventured to expect but partial success in this attempt, but he could promise her that, whatever his failure, he would never again interpose between her generous heart and her brilliant prospects and filial duties.†   (source)
  • Very few men could have been as filial and chivalrous as he was to the mother, aunt, and sister, whose dependence on him had in many ways shaped his life rather uneasily for himself; few men who feel the pressure of small needs are so nobly resolute not to dress up their inevitably self-interested desires in a pretext of better motives.†   (source)
  • The former's agitation, the young man did not fail to attribute to the interest she felt in Hurry, quite as much as to her filial love, while Hetty's apparent indifference was ascribed to that mental darkness which, in a measure, obscured her intellect, and which possibly prevented her from foreseeing all the consequences.†   (source)
  • Of these, the first may have been that her son had never signified the smallest intention to ask her consent, or any mistrust of his ability to dispense with it; the second, that the pension bestowed upon her by a grateful country (and a Barnacle) would be freed from any little filial inroads, when her Henry should be married to the darling only child of a man in very easy circumstances; the third, that Henry's debts must clearly be paid down upon the altar-railing by his father-in-law.†   (source)
  • "You cannot imagine, mother, how beautiful I think you!" said the young man, impressed with a profound feeling of filial love.†   (source)
  • The young man, standing up before her, gazed upon her with that filial affection which is so tender and endearing with children whose mothers are still young and handsome.†   (source)
  • Bowing under the weight of twenty-four years' reminiscences, he thought not of Albert, of Beauchamp, of Chateau-Renaud, or of any of that group; but he thought of that courageous woman who had come to plead for her son's life, to whom he had offered his, and who had now saved it by the revelation of a dreadful family secret, capable of destroying forever in that young man's heart every feeling of filial piety.†   (source)
  • At this spot, so pregnant with fond and filial remembrances, his heart beat almost to bursting, his knees tottered under him, a mist floated over his sight, and had he not clung for support to one of the trees, he would inevitably have fallen to the ground and been crushed beneath the many vehicles continually passing there.†   (source)
  • "Oh, second father," he exclaimed, "thou who hast given me liberty, knowledge, riches; thou who, like beings of a superior order to ourselves, couldst understand the science of good and evil; if in the depths of the tomb there still remain something within us which can respond to the voice of those who are left on earth; if after death the soul ever revisit the places where we have lived and suffered,—then, noble heart, sublime soul, then I conjure thee by the paternal love thou didst bear me, by the filial obedience I vowed to thee, grant me some sign, some revelation!†   (source)
  • Yet these two noble and intelligent creatures, united by the indissoluble ties of maternal and filial love, had succeeded in tacitly understanding one another, and economizing their stores, and Albert had been able to tell his mother without extorting a change of countenance,—"Mother, we have no more money."†   (source)
  • Their youngest son, In filial regard to their memory, Places this stone.†   (source)
  • To begin perfect happiness at the respective ages of twenty-six and eighteen is to do pretty well; and professing myself moreover convinced that the general's unjust interference, so far from being really injurious to their felicity, was perhaps rather conducive to it, by improving their knowledge of each other, and adding strength to their attachment, I leave it to be settled, by whomsoever it may concern, whether the tendency of this work be altogether to recommend parental tyranny, or reward filial disobedience.†   (source)
  • We were supposed to speak directly about our feelings without appearing ungrateful, no-account, or unfilial.†   (source)
    standard prefix: The prefix "un-" in unfilial means not and reverses the meaning of filial. This is the same pattern you see in words like unhappy, unknown, and unlucky.
  • He said, "I'm busy greeting my friends," and he nodded to Discourtesy and Ugliness and Unfilial Conduct and Unkempt Fingernails.†   (source)
  • Triumph was written on her face and no trace of shame for her unfilial treatment of Gerald.†   (source)
  • It was more likely that he would be beaten for his unfilial conduct rather than his uncle suffer, and in the end he would go in fear of his life, for if the robbers heard of it, they would kill him for revenge.†   (source)
  • By my white beard, You offer him, if this be so, a wrong Something unfilial: reason my son Should choose himself a wife; but as good reason The father,—all whose joy is nothing else But fair posterity,—should hold some counsel In such a business.†   (source)
  • "Whither so fast?" the filial duty cried; "And why, ah why, the wish'd embrace denied?"†   (source)
  • So spake the Almighty, and to what he spake
    His Word, the Filial Godhead, gave effect.†   (source)
  • Filial ingratitude!†   (source)
  • 'Tis sweet and commendable in your nature, Hamlet, To give these mourning duties to your father; But, you must know, your father lost a father; That father lost, lost his; and the survivor bound, In filial obligation, for some term To do obsequious sorrow: but to persevere In obstinate condolement is a course Of impious stubbornness; 'tis unmanly grief; It shows a will most incorrect to heaven; A heart unfortified, a mind impatient; An understanding simple and unschool'd; For what we know must be, and is as common As any the most vulgar thing to sense, Why should we, in our peevish opposition, Take it to heart?†   (source)
  • His words here ended; but his meek aspect
    Silent yet spake, and breathed immortal love
    To mortal men, above which only shone
    Filial obedience: as a sacrifice
    Glad to be offered, he attends the will
    Of his great Father.†   (source)
  • Thy due from me Is tears and heavy sorrows of the blood, Which nature, love, and filial tenderness, Shall, O dear father, pay thee plenteously: My due from thee is this imperial crown, Which, as immediate from thy place and blood, Derives itself to me.†   (source)
  • That in this gratification alone, as in friendship, in parental and filial affection, as indeed in general philanthropy, there is a great and exquisite delight.†   (source)
  • "Well, sir," answered Benjamin, "I am that Partridge; but I here absolve you from all filial duty, for I do assure you, you are no son of mine."†   (source)
  • The Trojan chief, whose lineage is from Jove, Much fam'd for arms, and more for filial love, Is sent to seek his sire in your Elysian grove.†   (source)
  • He said, and on his Son with rays direct
    Shone full; he all his Father full expressed
    Ineffably into his face received;
    And thus the Filial Godhead answering spake.†   (source)
  • To this, the filial duty thus replies: "Your sacred ghost before my sleeping eyes Appear'd, and often urg'd this painful enterprise.†   (source)
  • Do not deny this; for I promise you it will greatly raise your son in my opinion, to find that he hath such a sense of filial duty as privately to support his father for so many years.†   (source)
  • A hint to justices of peace, concerning the necessary qualifications of a clerk; with extraordinary instances of paternal madness and filial affection.†   (source)
  • Then thus Ascanius, wonderstruck to see That image of his filial piety: "So great beginnings, in so green an age, Exact the faith which I again ingage.†   (source)
  • all kind
    Of living creatures, new to sight, and strange
    Two of far nobler shape, erect and tall,
    Godlike erect, with native honour clad
    In naked majesty seemed lords of all:
    And worthy seemed; for in their looks divine
    The image of their glorious Maker shone,
    Truth, wisdom, sanctitude severe and pure,
    (Severe, but in true filial freedom placed,)
    Whence true authority in men; though both
    Not equal, as their sex not equal seemed;
    For contemplation he and valour formed;
    For softness she and sweet attractive grace;
    He for God only, she for God in him:
    His fair large front and eye sublime declared
    Absolute rule; and hyacinthine locks
    Round from his parte†   (source)
  • So law appears imperfect; and but given
    With purpose to resign them, in full time,
    Up to a better covenant; disciplined
    From shadowy types to truth; from flesh to spirit;
    From imposition of strict laws to free
    Acceptance of large grace; from servile fear
    To filial; works of law to works of faith.†   (source)
  • But when, with blood and paleness all o'erspread, The pious prince beheld young Lausus dead, He griev'd; he wept; the sight an image brought Of his own filial love, a sadly pleasing thought: Then stretch'd his hand to hold him up, and said: "Poor hapless youth!†   (source)
  • If he saw such a consequence with horror and disdain, how much more was he shocked with what regarded Mr Allworthy; to whom, as he had more than filial obligations, so had he for him more than filial piety!†   (source)
  • And now on Earth the seventh
    Evening arose in Eden, for the sun
    Was set, and twilight from the east came on,
    Forerunning night; when at the holy mount
    Of Heaven's high-seated top, the imperial throne
    Of Godhead, fixed for ever firm and sure,
    The Filial Power arrived, and sat him down
    With his great Father; for he also went
    Invisible, yet staid, (such privilege
    Hath Omnipresence) and the work ordained,
    Author and End of all things; and, from work
    Now resting, blessed and hallowed the seventh day,
    As resting on that day from all his work,
    But not in silence holy kept: the harp
    Ha†   (source)
  • Lastly, when she reflected how much she herself was to suffer, being indeed to become little less than a sacrifice, or a martyr, to filial love and duty, she felt an agreeable tickling in a certain little passion, which though it bears no immediate affinity either to religion or virtue, is often so kind as to lend great assistance in executing the purposes of both.†   (source)
  • He thanked Heaven he had succeeded so far as to find me out by means of an accident which had like to have proved fatal to him; and had the pleasure to think he partly owed his preservation to my humanity, with which he profest himself to be more delighted than he should have been with my filial piety, if I had known that the object of all my care was my own father.†   (source)
  • In truth (for we scorn to deceive our reader, or to vindicate the character of our heroine by ascribing her actions to supernatural impulse) the thoughts of her beloved Jones, and some hopes (however distant) in which he was very particularly concerned, immediately destroyed all which filial love, piety, and pride had, with their joint endeavours, been labouring to bring about.†   (source)
  • These children may most truly be called the riches of their father; and many of them have with true filial piety fed their parent in his old age: so that not only the affection, but the interest, of the author may be highly injured by these slanderers, whose poisonous breath brings his book to an untimely end.†   (source)
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