The next day at three o'clock we were again at the door, and the footmen
as before; we heard the silk dress rustle and the lady came down the steps, and in an imperious voice she said, "York, you must put those horses' heads higher; they are not fit to be seen.
We had no footmen
to hold our things, and it was not permissible to take them into the concert-room; but there were some men and women to take charge of them for us.
I waded through with some difficulty, and one of the footmen
wiped me as clean as he could with his handkerchief, for I was filthily bemired; and my nurse confined me to my box, till we returned home; where the queen was soon informed of what had passed, and the footmen
spread it about the court: so that all the mirth for some days was at my expense.
I had passed these pairs of Britons, and the groups of pretty British children, and the British footmen
and waiting-maids; I had crossed the Place Royale, and got into the Rue Royale, thence I had diverged into the Rue de Louvain--an old and quiet street.
Ever since the dawn of day, the highways and woodpaths that, issuing from the forests, and winding among the sides of the mountains, centred in Templeton, had been thronged with equestrians and footmen
, bound to the haven of justice.
It must do the heads of the family a great deal of good to force all the poor housemaids and footmen
to leave business and pleasure, and say their prayers here twice a day, while they are inventing excuses themselves for staying away.
For on the topmost tier of the hotel verandah, after being carried up the steps in an armchair amid a bevy of footmen
, maid-servants, and other menials of the hotel, headed by the landlord (that functionary had actually run out to meet a visitor who arrived with so much stir and din, attended by her own retinue, and accompanied by so great a pile of trunks and portmanteaux)--on the topmost tier of the verandah, I say, there was sitting--THE GRANDMOTHER
The first, as you said, contains two ladies with their femmes de chambre; the second contains the footmen
, provisions, and necessaries.
HAROLD } Footmen
LADY CHILTERN LADY MARKBY THE COUNTESS OF BASILDON MRS.
Lady Arabella fanned herself, complaining of heat, and told one of the footmen
to throw all the outer doors open.
One of the footmen
declared that he had seen a lady leave the house thus apparelled, but had refused to credit that it was his mistress, believing her to be with the company.
Altogether there are eight maids, the cook, the butler, two footmen
, and a boy.
from Pendragon were perpetually leaving bouquets for Mrs Boulnois; carriages and motor-cars were perpetually calling at the cottage for Mrs Boulnois; balls and masquerades perpetually filled the grounds in which the baronet paraded Mrs Boulnois, like the Queen of Love and Beauty at a tournament.
The Beauforts had been among the first people in New York to own their own red velvet carpet and have it rolled down the steps by their own footmen
, under their own awning, instead of hiring it with the supper and the ball-room chairs.
There were some stately footmen
, and there was a perfect picture of an old coachman, who looked as if he were the official representative of all the pomps and vanities that had ever been put into his coach.