I thank you again and again for the honour you have done me in your proposals
, but to accept them is absolutely impossible.
After half a moment's pause: "And I should have been very much surprised had either of my daughters, on receiving a proposal
of marriage at any time which might carry with it only half the eligibility of this, immediately and peremptorily, and without paying my opinion or my regard the compliment of any consultation, put a decided negative on it.
She had no idea whatever of giving a fete, but finding it the only issue from your proposal
, she looked straight at the dose--excuse the expression--and bolted it, as you saw, without winking.
Thus to the very first proposals
which Boxtel made to Gryphus to filch the bulbs which Cornelius van Baerle must be supposed to conceal, if not in his breast, at least in some corner of his cell, the surly jailer had only answered by kicking Mynheer Isaac out, and setting the dog at him.
which it is my duty to do, and which I have done), I, for one, have no doubt of the propriety of adopting the first of these proposals
During my stay here many proposals
were made for my return to England, but none falling out to my mind, the English merchant who lodged with me, and whom I had contracted an intimate acquaintance with, came to me one morning, saying: "Countryman, I have a project to communicate, which, as it suits with my thoughts, may, for aught I know, suit with yours also, when you shall have thoroughly considered it.
However revolting a proposal
of such a character might prove to Cora, she retained, notwithstanding her powerful disgust, sufficient self-command to reply, without betraying the weakness.
In this state of her spirits, a letter was delivered to her from the post, which contained a proposal
particularly well timed.
He called the next morning, no doubt with a liberal proposal
for extending the engagement beyond Derby and Nottingham.
Whether such an incident ever really occurred as the visit of Crito and the proposal
of escape is uncertain: Plato could easily have invented far more than that (Phaedr.
Before they parted, Alan made a proposal
that was startling in the extreme.
I stood out against it with all my might, was rather for scuttling the boat and perishing together among the sharks that followed us; but when Helmar said that if his proposal
was accepted we should have drink, the sailor came round to him.
So thunderstruck was I with the proposal
that I could only burst into tears.
She had been pondering over this proposal
when Martin interrupted her.
Besides, there would be another inconvenience attending this proposal
, for what is common to many is taken least care of; for all men regard more what is their own than what others share with them in, to which they pay less attention than is incumbent on every one: let me add also, that every one is more negligent of what another is to see to, as well as himself, than of his own private business; as in a family one is often worse served by many servants than by a few.