And here, instead of its being a matter of condolence
, it turns out to be one of congratulation.
Every qualification is raised at times, by the circumstances of the moment, to more than its real value; and she was sometimes worried down by officious condolence
to rate good-breeding as more indispensable to comfort than good-nature.
She wished me to look after the house, to see callers, and answer notes of condolence
After a few first sentences of sympathy and condolence
, the writer announced his arrival at Mr.
Last night we learned the death of Chrysostom and that he was to be buried here, and out of curiosity and pity we left our direct road and resolved to come and see with our eyes that which when heard of had so moved our compassion, and in consideration of that compassion and our desire to prove it if we might by condolence
, we beg of you, excellent Ambrosia, or at least I on my own account entreat you, that instead of burning those papers you allow me to carry away some of them.
The cardinal related yesterday while playing with the king, with an air of condolence
very displeasing to me, that the day before yesterday those DAMNED MUSKETEERS, those DAREDEVILS--he dwelt upon those words with an ironical tone still more displeasing to me--those BRAGGARTS, added he, glancing at me with his tiger- cat's eye, had made a riot in the Rue Ferou in a cabaret, and that a party of his Guards (I thought he was going to laugh in my face) had been forced to arrest the rioters
I have been to pay the parents a visit of condolence
, and found them living in the direst poverty and disorder.
Yet, having intimated that her appearance was peculiar, as being unlike that of her Flemish companions, I have little more to say respecting it; I can pronounce no encomiums on her beauty, for she was not beautiful; nor offer condolence
on her plainness, for neither was she plain; a careworn character of forehead, and a corresponding moulding of the mouth, struck me with a sentiment resembling surprise, but these traits would probably have passed unnoticed by any less crotchety observer.
As I intend it to be a visit of condolence
, I shan't stay long.
I felt that no words of condolence
availed, and I let him lie there quietly.
Kutuzov was a traitor, and Prince Vasili during the visits of condolence
paid to him on the occasion of his daughter's death said of Kutuzov, whom he had formerly praised (it was excusable for him in his grief to forget what he had said), that it was impossible to expect anything else from a blind and depraved old man.
They were very good to him, but not always particularly wise in their attempts to cheer and amuse; and Rose often found him much downcast after a visit of condolence
from the Clan.
He remained shut up in his room for a fortnight afterwards; and an attorney's clerk, who was going through the Insolvent Court, engrossed an address of condolence
to him, which looked like a Lease, and which all the prisoners signed.
With these expressions of condolence
, the fat gentleman shook hands with both ladies, and drawing up a chair, inquired how they found themselves.
Not all,' says Mr Wegg, in a tone of sentimental condolence