But he passed it by as without merit, in Her
eyes, and dwelt long and thoughtfully on the high, square forehead, - striving to penetrate it and learn the quality of its content.
But I don't see what you find to like in it, Joe," she said softly, the note of insistence in her
words betraying recent and unsatisfactory discussion.
Prince Andrew went out and, meeting Princess Mary, again joined her
Often have I stood at the corner of Titchfield Street, and thought how De Quincey had stood there night after night waiting for her
to come, but all in vain, and how from the abyss of oblivion into which some cruel chance had swept her
, not one cry from her
ever reached him again.
Having no desire to leave me too abruptly, she would remain the next day (which was Sunday); and would take her
departure on Monday morning.
She must learn to feel that she had been mistaken with regard to both; that she had been unfairly influenced by appearances in each; that because Captain Wentworth's manners had not suited her
own ideas, she had been too quick in suspecting them to indicate a character of dangerous impetuosity; and that because Mr Elliot's manners had precisely pleased her
in their propriety and correctness, their general politeness and suavity, she had been too quick in receiving them as the certain result of the most correct opinions and well-regulated mind.
In another moment she would step forth into the night, and his eyes, accustomed to the obscurity, would discern her
as clearly as though she stood in daylight.
As Thuvia of Ptarth saw Carthoris depart from the presence of Tario, leaving her
alone with the man, a sudden qualm of terror seized her
He talked on steadily, in a low, confidential voice, head close to hers
, as advertisement to the other girl that he was occupied.
We had just agreed the best destiny which could await Catherine would be a permission to continue resident at the Grange; at least during Linton's life: he being allowed to join her
there, and I to remain as housekeeper.
cried Alice, quite forgetting in the flurry of the moment how large she had grown in the last few minutes, and she jumped up in such a hurry that she tipped over the jury-box with the edge of her
skirt, upsetting all the jurymen on to the heads of the crowd below, and there they lay sprawling about, reminding her
very much of a globe of goldfish she had accidentally upset the week before.
Finding that the social spirit had beguiled her
into being rather late, she dressed hastily and went over to the parsonage rather earlier than was necessary.