Much as I liked my companions, this hour was the thing in the day I liked most; and I liked it best of all when, as the light faded--or rather, I should say, the day lingered and the last calls of the last birds sounded, in a flushed sky, from the old trees-- I could take a turn into the grounds and enjoy, almost with a sense of property that amused
and flattered me, the beauty and dignity of the place.
This vastly amused
the spectators, and even broke down their studied and courtly gravity and surprised them into laughter.
her mother and her family generally, but she never was counted of serious importance, and though considered "smart" and old for her age, she was never thought superior in any way.
Emma encouraged her talkativeness amused by such a picture of another set of beings, and enjoying the youthful simplicity which could speak with so much exultation of Mrs.
For some time she was amused, without thinking beyond the immediate cause; but as she came to understand the family better, other feelings arose.
Among the Indians and half-breeds of the party, were several admirable horsemen and bold hunters; who amused
themselves with a grotesque kind of buffalo bait.
As for Julia, she was amused
, though at first she had been a little frightened.
I am supposed to amuse myself, and, to tell the truth, I have amused
Mamma thinks the whole thing--the place and the people, the manners and customs--very amusing; but mamma is very easily amused
Their moral eccentricities, like their oddities of dress, their wild theories and paradoxes, were an entertainment which amused
her, but had not the slightest influence on her convictions.
Philip, surprised and a little amused
, looked into her eyes, and as he looked he saw them soften and grow liquid, and there was an expression in them that enchanted him.
There was the beautiful manner, but the thought seemed thin; and I do not remember having been much amused
He was like the child queen who, when the great joke was explained to her, said coldly, "We are not amused
," and, I assure you, it is a humiliating thing to perform before an infant who intimates, after giving you ample time to make your points, that he is not amused
ten children without the aid of Eaton's catalogue," said Mrs.
All his efforts to draw her into open discussion she confronted with a barrier which he could not penetrate, made up of a sort of amused