The Mill on the Floss
"Now, which’ll you have Maggie - right hand or left?"
"I’ll have that one with the jam run out," said Maggie, keeping her eyes shut to please Tom.
"Why, you don’t like that, you silly. You may have it if it comes to you fair, but I shan’t give it you without. Right or left - you choose now." (1.6.23-5)
"Then I hope you’ll help me to do it, uncle," said Tom, earnestly. "If my father shouldn’t get well, I should be very unhappy to think anything had been done against his will, that I could hinder. and I’m sure he meant me to remember what he said that evening. I ought to obey my father’s wish about his property." (3.3.96)
There were times when poor Tulliver thought the fulfillment of his promise to Bessy was something quite too hard for human nature: he had promised her without knowing what she was going to say - she might as well have asked him to carry a ton weight on his back. (3.9.1)