Her dress was not uncomfortable anywhere; her lace
berthe did not droop anywhere; her rosettes were not crushed nor torn off; her pink slippers with high, hollowed-out heels did not pinch, but gladdened her feet; and the thick rolls of fair chignon kept up on her head as if they were her own hair.
I had almost forgotten the most important point--which is that I should like you to go and tell Madame Chiffon that I wish the blond lace
to be changed in conformity with yesterday's patterns, if she will be good enough to bring with her a new assortment.
what have you to sell?' 'Good wares, fine wares,' said she; 'laces
and bobbins of all colours.' 'I will let the old lady in; she seems to be a very good sort of body,' thought Snowdrop, as she ran down and unbolted the door.
Nor was the lace
any ordinary expensive English lace
, such as any good shop can supply.
Slowly the priest ascended the steps and placed his shining sun on the lace
Though the Barrister tried to appeal to its pride, And vainly proceeded to cite A number of cases, in which making laces
Had been proved an infringement of right.
The brocade was an old remnant, Becky said; and as for the lace
, it was a great bargain.
There was a good quantity of Flanders lace
lodged in a private house, where she had gotten intelligence of it, and Flanders lace
being prohibited, it was a good booty to any custom-house officer that could come at it.
Vanni received them at the entrance, always dressed in lavender with a great deal of black lace
, her important watch-chain lying on her bosom.
At the thought of all this splendour, Hetty got up from her chair, and in doing so caught the little red-framed glass with the edge of her scarf, so that it fell with a bang on the floor; but she was too eagerly occupied with her vision to care about picking it up; and after a momentary start, began to pace with a pigeon-like stateliness backwards and forwards along her room, in her coloured stays and coloured skirt, and the old black lace
scarf round her shoulders, and the great glass ear-rings in her ears.
The officers' regimentals, resplendent with gold lace
and embroidery as if purposely calculated to dazzle the islanders, looked as if just unpacked from their Parisian cases.
By this time Adrienne had little to dispose of, except the lace
. This exquisite piece of human ingenuity had originally cost five louis d'or, and Adrienne had once shown it to her employer, who had generously offered to give two napoleons for it.