Flightplan, I was told, was lame, and, as usual, the person who delivered this judgement was breathtakingly overkind.
Fortune was not overkind, but his 'virtues and pious intentions may be read ... shining too gloriously to be dusked by misfortune.'
Difficulties that check others fall away from him; he is smiled upon for his kindred's sake before he makes friends for his own; the world is overkind to his virtues and blind to his faults; he enters manhood indeed as "of one our conquerors"; and it will cost him some trouble to throw away his advantages.
Billy felt that Fate was overkind to him, and he lost no time in heeding her call.
Even that great man whose memory we love and revere, Charles Dickens, was not overkind to us, and saw our faults rather than our virtues.