Five old friends, and A young prince, by the author of 'The story of Elizabeth'.

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Página 128 - Being your slave , what should I do but tend Upon the hours and times of your desire? I have no precious time at all to spend, Nor services to do , till you require.
Página 395 - Hi-ii," squeaked the green woman. "Well, then, he likes the peasant girl better than your ladyship, and it is his h-heart which is wounded. It would be a very undesirable match," she continued confidentially, recovering her temper. " As a friend of the family, I feel it my duty to do everything in my power to prevent it. Indeed, it was I who broke the affair off in the first instance. Painful but necessary. Who cares for a little shrimp of a peasant, — at least — I am rather sorry for the chil>l....
Página 3 - and Dorlicote ? Poor Cecilia!" Some lives are couleur de rose, people say ; others seem to be, if not couleur de rose all through, yet full of bright, beautiful tints, blues, pinks, little bits of harmonious cheerfulness. Other lives, if not so brilliant, and seeming more or less grey at times, are very sweet and gentle in tone, with faint gleams of gold or lilac to brighten them.
Página 301 - You wouldn't go and get us into trouble,' said the old crone, with a wistful, doubtful scanning interrogation of the eyes ; ' but I am his good lady, and 'ave been these thirty years, and it do seem hard upon the gals, and if you could speak the word, sir, and get them out ' ' Out ? ' said Jack. ' From the black kitchen — so they name it,' said the old crone, mysteriously : ' the cellar under the master's stairs. Kate Hill has been in and out a week come yesterday. I knowed her grandmother, poor...
Página 342 - All this while the workhouse had been in a commotion ; the master and mistiess were only temporarily fulfilling their duties until a new couple should have been appointed. The board, chiefly at the instance of Oker the gas-fitter, and Pitchley the retail grocer, did not press the charges brought against Mr. Bulcox ; but they contented themselves with dismissing him and his wife. It was not over-pleasant for...
Página 96 - Indignant, injured, angry with her father, furious with the managers, the directors, the shareholders, the secretary, the unfortunate company, with the Bankruptcy Court, the Ogdens, the laws of fate, the world in general, with Fanny for sobbing, and with Belle for looking placid, she sat blankly staring out of window as they drove past the houses where they had visited, and where she had been entertained an honoured guest ; and now — she put the hateful thought away — bankrupt, disgraced ! Her...
Página 204 - D's and H's still entwined, though D and H had been parted for three centuries and more. It was so sweet and so serene, that Patty began to think of her cousin. She could not have told you why fine days put her in mind of him, and of that happy hour in the boat.
Página 313 - Dulcie, Dulcie ! " her voice echoing so sadly that it struck herself, but Dulcie's cheery little scream of gladness did not answer, and Anne — who took this silence as a bad omen — felt her heart sink lower. In a vague way she thought that if she could have met Dulcie all would have been well.
Página 275 - Trevithic interrupted, looking full in his wife's face, " and that is the reason that I desire that the subject may never be alluded to again, either to her or to me. He looked so decided and stern, and his grey eagle eyes opened wide in a way his wife knew that meant no denial. Vexed as she was, she could not help a momentary womanly feeling of admiration for the undaunted and decided rule of the governor of this small kingdom in which she was vicegerent ; she felt a certain pride in her husband,...
Página 241 - ... I hope it is the right man," H. went on, laughing. " You must go and hear the farewell oration, Mary, and tell me how many of these little ladies are carried out of church." They behaved like heroines. They never faltered or fainted, they gave no outward sign (except, indeed, a stifled sob here and there). I think the prospect of the teapot buoyed them up ; for after the service two or three of them assembled in the churchyard, and eagerly discussed some measure of extreme emphasis: They were...

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