He always showed the tenderest love for his mother, and was the best of brothers.
He reluctantly obeyed, and concluded his last discourse with the tenderest and most touching farewell.
The subject roused Carlyle's tenderest mood, and the Life is one of the most perfect in the language.
He went to Scotland to see his mother, to whom he had always shown the tenderest affection, on her deathbed at the end of 18J3.
Burke, who regarded him with great affection, said that he had "something high" in his nature, and that it was "a wild stock of pride on which the tenderest of all hearts had grafted the milder virtues."