Surveyor Pine, and from whose oral testimony
he had made up his narrative, remembered her, in their youth, as a very old, but not decrepit woman, of a stately and solemn aspect.
As Elinor and Marianne were walking together the next morning the latter communicated a piece of news to her sister, which in spite of all that she knew before of Marianne's imprudence and want of thought, surprised her by its extravagant testimony
I remained an inmate of its walls, after its regeneration, for eight years: six as pupil, and two as teacher; and in both capacities I bear my testimony
to its value and importance.
reiterated the captain, shouting once more as if the tall lady was still fast asleep, in spite of the plain testimony
of her own eyes to the contrary.
It is, that if Miss Manette should bring to you at any time, on her own part, such a confidence as I have ventured to lay before you, you will bear testimony
to what I have said, and to your belief in it.
Their pride in these girls, and their submission of themselves to all their whims, was the pleasantest little testimony
to their own worth I could have desired to see.
It was high testimony
to my confidence in the spirit of the pale young gentleman, that I never imagined him accessory to these retaliations; they always came into my mind as the acts of injudicious relatives of his, goaded on by the state of his visage and an indignant sympathy with the family features.
And he reflected that, if she did not believe the testimony
against him, her whole faith must be upset as his was.
Most unwilling was his testimony
, and given with many tears; but he admitted that two years since, when residing at York, he was suddenly afflicted with a sore disease, while labouring for Isaac the rich Jew, in his vocation of a joiner; that he had been unable to stir from his bed until the remedies applied by Rebecca's directions, and especially a warming and spicy-smelling balsam, had in some degree restored him to the use of his limbs.
He has made no scruple of preferring the testimony
of Father du Bernat to the writings of all the Portuguese Jesuits, to whom he allows great zeal, but little learning, without giving any other reason than that his favourite was a Frenchman.
This, indeed, was a real letter: rivers rolled, and vast tracts of country lay, between herself and its writer, and that writer was a friend selected on the testimony
of innate evidence.
This obscure but vigorous testimony
has its price, its significance, and its lesson.