The other woman's magazines she had aceess to in the free reading room, and more than one pattern of lace
and embroidery she copied by means of tracing paper.
And Korsunsky began waltzing with measured steps straight towards the group in the left corner, continually saying, "Pardon, mesdames, pardon, pardon, mesdames"; and steering his course through the sea of lace
, tulle, and ribbon, and not disarranging a feather, he turned his partner sharply round, so that her slim ankles, in light transparent stockings, were exposed to view, and her train floated out in fan shape and covered Krivin's knees.
Crawley, it must have cost a little fortune," Lady Jane said, looking down at her own lace
, which was not nearly so good; and then examining the quality of the ancient brocade which formed the material of Mrs.
#300 worth of lace
in the hole, and I secured about #50 worth of it to myself.
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.
"For their holiday suits they had coats of figured velvet, crimson, green, blue, and all other gay colors, embroidered with gold or silver lace
. Their waistcoats, which were five times as large as modern ones, were very splendid.
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.
Edna had sent her a fresh bunch of violets with black lace
trimmings for her hair.
She then broke the lace
off short, and dexterously throwing it into a ditch, was presently obliged to entreat them to stop, and acknowledged her inability to put herself to rights so as to be able to walk home in tolerable comfort.
With trembling fingers she was draping about her aunt's shoulders the fleecy folds of a beautiful lace
shawl, yellowed from long years of packing away, and fragrant with lavender.
I don't in the least understand the merits of silk and lace
; but one thing I know--my wife will be the most beautiful woman at the ball.