1 This was my duty, but there was another still paramount to that.
2 She looked steadily on life and assumed its duties with courage and zeal.
3 Yet one duty remained to me, the recollection of which finally triumphed over my selfish despair.
4 One of my first duties on my recovery was to introduce Clerval to the several professors of the university.
5 I shut my eyes involuntarily and endeavoured to recollect what were my duties with regard to this destroyer.
6 When he had in some measure recovered, I removed him to my own cabin and attended on him as much as my duty would permit.
7 They performed towards him every little office of affection and duty with gentleness, and he rewarded them by his benevolent smiles.
8 My duties towards the beings of my own species had greater claims to my attention because they included a greater proportion of happiness or misery.
9 For the first time, also, I felt what the duties of a creator towards his creature were, and that I ought to render him happy before I complained of his wickedness.
10 I have resolved every night, when I am not imperatively occupied by my duties, to record, as nearly as possible in his own words, what he has related during the day.
11 But the consideration of these points, and the well balancing of what you may esteem your duties, I leave to you; my judgment and ideas are already disturbed by the near approach of death.
12 My mother was dead, but we had still duties which we ought to perform; we must continue our course with the rest and learn to think ourselves fortunate whilst one remains whom the spoiler has not seized.
13 Justine, thus received in our family, learned the duties of a servant, a condition which, in our fortunate country, does not include the idea of ignorance and a sacrifice of the dignity of a human being.
14 His voice seemed suffocated, and my first impulses, which had suggested to me the duty of obeying the dying request of my friend in destroying his enemy, were now suspended by a mixture of curiosity and compassion.