but felt ill at ease for my bosom friend's conscience,

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enkidu68

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turkish
Hi folks, this is cited from Redburn by Hermann Melville (1849)

Q: How would a person be uneasy owing to another’s conscience? I think conscience is a thing that we ourselves feel.

"If I could see her ladyship once, I might tell you, Harry," returned I, who did not exactly doubt him, but felt ill at ease for my bosom friend's conscience, when he alluded to his various noble and right honorable friends and relations.
 
  • Thomas Tompion

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    English - England
    Redburn has been quite strictly brought up and Harry Bolton's suggested way of life shocks him. He feels ill at ease for his friend's conscience in that he thinks Harry will lead a sinful life.
     
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