The popular conception of instinct errs
by imagining it to be infallible and preternaturally wise, as well as incapable of modification.
But allow me to suggest, dear cousin," rejoined the Judge," you err
,--in all affection and kindness, no doubt, and with the very best intentions,--but you do err
, nevertheless, in keeping your brother so secluded.
Now, my little friend, while the sun drinks the dew--while all the flowers in this old garden awake and expand, and the birds fetch their young ones' breakfast out of the Thornfield, and the early bees do their first spell of work--I'll put a case to you, which you must endeavour to suppose your own: but first, look at me, and tell me you are at ease, and not fearing that I err
in detaining you, or that you err