The knitting old woman with the cat obtruded herself upon my memory as a most improper person to be sitting at the other end of such an affair.
He was right, however, in this instance, for the report had reached the prince’s ears in an incorrect form.
You wouldn’t believe how frightened I am of misbehaving somehow, and how glad I am of your instructions.
He is not a very heavy burden, for he is satisfied with little a few handfuls of rice, a few home-grown bananas or vegetables, a little unrefined sugar made in the village, and sometimes a few pieces of copper are all that is needed. . . .
Historical note: More formally, to beta-test is to test a pre-release (potentially unreliable) version of a piece of software by making it available to selected customers and users.
As a matter of fact she was not so much young and unsophisticated as an unconscious simulator of simplicity.
Second, it is always dangerous to submit oneself to the influence of an inferior or untrustworthy person.
D’Artagnan perceived that it would be disobliging Athos not to leave him alone; and in a few minutes Cahusac fell, with a sword thrust through his throat.
It is not only inadvisable for them to attempt expenditure beyond what they can afford, but they would lay themselves open to far greater criticism through inappropriate lavishness, than through meagerness of arrangement--which need not by any means lack charm because inexpensive.
Our age knows better.... What was formerly merely sickly now becomes indecent--it is indecent to be a Christian today.
That Edmund must be for ever divided from Miss Crawford did not admit of a doubt with Fanny; and yet, till she knew that he felt the same, her own conviction was insufficient.
But your assertions concerning Pavlicheff are absolutely intolerable!
Thar, boys, ye shall have some, poor critturs!
Young men, instead of “waitingfor dead men’s shoes,” should be up and doing, for there is no class ofpersons who are so unaccommodating in regard to dying as these rich oldpeople, and it is fortunate for the expectant heirs that it is so.
There was nothing mean or ungenerous in the young man's heart, and he was glad that his future wife should not be restrained by false prudery from being kind (in private) to her unhappy cousin; but to receive Countess Olenska in the family circle was a different thing from producing her in public, at the Opera of all places, and in the very box with the young girl whose engagement to him, Newland Archer, was to be announced within a few weeks.
The Fates, however, were most unkind, and a combination of circumstances stood in the way of success.
I used to fear that I was so unsuited to your learning and wisdom.