In fact, except his game of whist with some old cronies, that is about all the entertainment he seeks.
Therewas not a trace of humour or jesting in her face now, though, in olddays, fun and gaiety never deserted her even at her most “earnest”moments.
The king, however, who sought distraction, while traveling as fast as possible--for he was anxious to be in Paris by the twenty-third--stopped from time to time to fly the magpie, a pastime for which the taste had been formerly inspired in him by de Luynes, and for which he had always preserved a great predilection.
On being informed of the invitation, Mrs. Dashwood, persuaded that such an excursion would be productive of much amusement to both her daughters, and perceiving through all her affectionate attention to herself, how much the heart of Marianne was in it, would not hear of their declining the offer upon HER account; insisted on their both accepting it directly; and then began to foresee, with her usual cheerfulness, a variety of advantages that would accrue to them all, from this separation.
What (in the strict sense) is an avocation?
Just now his hobby is catching flies.
On week-nights it was some abstract of sacred history or the Lectures of the Abbe Frayssinous, and on Sundays passages from the “Genie du Christianisme,” as a recreation.
And in the third place I’ve come to you with a direct and open proposition—that you should surrender and confess.
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