It was not big nor red, like poor `Petrea's', it was only rather flat, and all the pinching in the world could not give it an aristocratic point.
I was reading that everlasting Belsham, and droning away as I always do, for Aunt soon drops off, and then I take out some nice book, and read like fury till she wakes up.
He told her what they looked like when they were flowers; he told her how to plant them, and watch them, and feed and water them.
I was only just like the robin, and they wouldn't take it from the robin.
cried Aramis, from whose usually mild eye a flash passed like lightning.
Let whoever likes talk of the king and the cardinal, and how he likes; but the queen is sacred, and if anyone speaks of her, let it be respectfully.
a great many things a good deal, in spite of my legs.
Well, he is what Miss Brooke likes
," said the Rector.
Coasting is no harm; I like
it, and I 'm going to do it, now I 've got a chance; so clear the lul-la
But she is so small and pretty, she always seems like
a dolly to me," and the Prince looked down from his lofty height of five feet five as if Rose was indeed a pygmy beside him.
She felt something like
shame and remorse when she discovered that the sunrises behind the firs and the pale pink buds opening in the garden gave her the old inrush of gladness when she saw them--that Diana's visits were pleasant to her and that Diana's merry words and ways moved her to laughter and smiles--that, in brief, the beautiful world of blossom and love and friendship had lost none of its power to please her fancy and thrill her heart, that life still called to her with many insistent voices.
She won't let me alone,' he might have said; but he only looked silly and said nothing for the space of half a minute, and then made another attempt to turn the conversation; and this time I let it pass; for he had borne enough: another word on the subject would have been like
the last atom that breaks the camel's.