But not to speak of any other recognition and recompense, he has the recompense of the recognition of all honourable-minded men who have read that honourable admission and apology. Shame was quite right in his scoff about restitution also.
That this task would not be difficult I have the best authority for asserting, the experience of one of the ablest and most honourable-minded men of this or any other country, Captain R. S n.
Ye're very vain o' yoursel' but maybe at your time o' life it's not a very great fault to have a decent bump o' self-conceit; you're the best-hearted, most honourable-minded, pleasantest lad I know any where, and very like some nephews of my own in the Company's service: ye'll be a baronet when your father dies, and as rich as a Jew.
"Shall I," he said, "sink so low in my own estimation, as well as in hers, and in that of all honourable-minded persons, as to desert her now in the hour of affliction?