But obstacles of no small magnitude arose.
I knew that there were obstacles in the way; but I was eager to overcome them.
Despite the many obstacles it had to meet, including drought, commercial depression and the hostility of many of the ex-burghers, the crown colony administration had achieved remarkable results.
There were other obstacles besides the mild persecutions of the church.
Gibbon was eight-and-thirty when he entered parliament; and the obstacles which even at an earlier period he had not had courage to encounter were hardly likely to be vanquished then.