One can't tell whether you're making believe or not.
I TOLD BOBBIE THAT YESTERDAY, AND HE COULD HARDLY BELIEVE IT."
So am I." "I can understand a man's believing that he, himself, is all Atoms of matter, and nothing else," responds OLD MORTARITY, skeptically.
There's some make-believe about you, Miles, as when you looked so bloody unconcerned all the time you were ready to die of love, as I now l'arn, for the young woman you're about to marry: and mother has a little of it, dear old soul, when she says she's perfectly satisfied with the son the Lord has given her, for I'm not so blasted virtuous but I might be better; and little Kitty has lots of it when she pretends she would as soon have one kiss from me as two from young Bright; but, as for Lucy Hardinge, I will say that I never saw any more make-believe about her, than was becoming in a young woman."
This act, and the high opinion he entertained of Mrs. Wilson, with his unbounded love for Emily, were the few things which prevented his believing some dreadful judgment was about to visit this world, for its increasing wickedness and follies.
Unsettled still, tho' exercis'd to grieve, Scarce would my mind the alter'd sight believe; Familiar scenes a transient calm inspire, Poor flutt'ring Fancy fann'd the vain desire, 'Till with sad proof thy wasted relics rise, And restless Nature pours uncall'd-for sighs.
Nobody knew anything about them except that they were part of a mysterious game of make-believe which Emily and the ever-innocent Anne played together, long after the age when most of us have given up make-believing.
He indeed must have been of a most susceptible nature, and, I would fain believe, long a dweller amid these solitudes, who could trace in these cold and barren peaks any resemblance to the gentle bosom of woman.
Not to have to pay any rent is very delightful, certainly, but they scarcely dare believe in such good fortune.
Accordingly, I bade her believe that she, the mistress, was herself to play the part of guardian of the laws to her whole household, examining whenever it seemed good to her, and passing in review the several chattels, just as the officer in command of a garrison musters and reviews his men.