"Then," cried Mrs. Jennings with blunt sincerity, no longer able to be silent, "he has acted like an honest man!
After the dull respectability of South Kensington, the vivacity and the busy, strenuous eagerness were very exhilarating.
To what class of things do we apply aboveboard?
To catch a rope with the foot, denotes that under cheerful conditions you will be benevolent and tender in your administrations.
"And if I might suggest, my sweet lady," Pitt said in a bland tone, "it would be as well not to take our precious Emily, who is too enthusiastic; but rather that you should be accompanied by our sweet and dear Lady Jane."
The Bottoms are boring,” she said, with a snort. “
In her stead, the perfect likeness of the picture, a child likeness no more, moves about the house; and Agnes—my sweet sister, as I call her in my thoughts, my counsellor and friend, the better angel of the lives of all who come within her calm, good, self-denying influence—is quite a woman.
It was like my own marsh country, flat and monotonous, and with a dim horizon; while the winding river turned and turned, and the great floating buoys upon it turned and turned, and everything else seemed stranded and still.
This squier, which that hight Aurelius, On Dorigen that was so amorous,Of aventure happen’d her to meetAmid the town, right in the quickest* street, nearest As she was bound to go the way forthright *prepared, going <29>Toward the garden, there as she had hight.
Rebecca said, and she held out her hand with so frank and winning a grace, that Osborne could not but take it.
In fact, Mrs. Firkin had that natural jealousy which is one of the main principles of every honest woman.
It is not originally a thing of itself, but is only the absence of knowledge; and though man may be kept ignorant, he cannot be made ignorant.
At an indefinite height overhead something made the black sky blacker, which had the semblance of a vast architrave uniting the pillars horizontally.
Mrs. Crupp always called me Mr. Copperfull: firstly, no doubt, because it was not my name; and secondly, I am inclined to think, in some indistinct association with a washing-day.
Beaufort was kind enough to send his famous trotters for me this morning, so that I might have at least a glimpse of one of Regina's garden-parties; but this evening I go back to rural life.
His boss would certainly come round with the doctor from the medical insurance company, accuse his parents of having a lazy son, and accept the doctor's recommendation not to make any claim as the doctor believed that no-one was ever ill but that many were workshy.
‘I’m afraid it would be of no use,’ said Mr. Hale, in a low voice. ‘
She was a pale, mild creature, and had been somewhat overwhelmed by her husband’s greatness.
When He is in Moderate Circumstances ¶ When only well to do this type will be found to have carried out furnishings and decorations with the taste worthy of much larger purses.
She seemed nice and he fancied intelligent--a little older than he would have preferred any woman to be who was to interest him.