A youth passed in solitude, my best years spent under your gentle and feminine fosterage, has so refined the groundwork of my character that I cannot overcome an intense distaste to the usual brutality exercised on board ship: I have never believed it to be necessary, and when I heard of a mariner equally noted for his kindliness of heart and the respect and obedience paid to him by his crew, I felt myself peculiarly fortunate in being able to secure his services.
Elizabeth was of a calmer and more concentrated disposition; but, with all my ardour, I was capable of a more intense application and was more deeply smitten with the thirst for knowledge.
In spite of the intense labour and wonderful discoveries of modern philosophers, I always came from my studies discontented and unsatisfied.
Now all was blasted; instead of that serenity of conscience which allowed me to look back upon the past with self-satisfaction, and from thence to gather promise of new hopes, I was seized by remorse and the sense of guilt, which hurried me away to a hell of intense tortures such as no language can describe.
My haggard and wild appearance awoke intense alarm, but I answered no question, scarcely did I speak.
Horner, who had shown signs of intense emotion during the proceedings, fainted away at the conclusion and was carried out of court.”
cried Hatherley, in intense excitement.
To my intense astonishment I saw that it was unlocked.
This he said with intense scorn.
Then, turning to the other two, he said with intense gravity:— “I want your permission to do what I think good this night.