Each put on a coarse straw bonnet, with strings of coloured
calico, and a cloak of grey frieze.
On the walls there were some common coloured
pictures, framed and glazed, of scripture subjects; such as I have never seen since in the hands of pedlars, without seeing the whole interior of Peggotty's brother's house again, at one view.
I find that, ultimately, there are only two kinds of women, the plain and the coloured
And what a good round belly I should have grown, what a treble chin I should have established, what a ruby nose I should have coloured
for myself, so that everyone would have said, looking at me: "Here is an asset
But the cream- coloured
house (supposed to be modelled on the private hotels of the Parisian aristocracy) was there as a visible proof of her moral courage; and she throned in it, among pre-Revolutionary furniture and souvenirs of the Tuileries of Louis Napoleon (where she had shone in her middle age), as placidly as if there were nothing peculiar in living above Thirty-fourth Street, or in having French windows that opened like doors instead of sashes that pushed up.