And yet, amidst all my hopes, there are hours when I tremble and despond!
Be comforted; be not dejected; do not despond, my dearest and best-beloved friend.
Should we fail to have news of his capture in Dauphiny, we need not, nevertheless, despond.
Besides, I try to look on the best side, and not to despond.
Suiting the action to the word, he flung his burden into the Slough ...