Cedric rose to receive his guests with an air of dignified
hospitality, and, descending from the dais, or elevated part of his hall, made three steps towards them, and then awaited their approach.
I have not begotten nor given birth to my lady, though I behold her as she needs must be, a lady who contains in herself all the qualities to make her famous throughout the world, beautiful without blemish, dignified
without haughtiness, tender and yet modest, gracious from courtesy and courteous from good breeding, and lastly, of exalted lineage, because beauty shines forth and excels with a higher degree of perfection upon good blood than in the fair of lowly birth.
Anon, seeming to remember that these antics were unworthy of such a dignified
and venerable chair, it suddenly stood still.
Well over fifty years of age when I knew him, short, stout, dignified
, perhaps a little pompous, he was a man of a singularly well-informed mind, the least sailor-like in outward aspect, but certainly one of the best seamen whom it has been my good luck to serve under.
My first impressions of the gentle, dignified
, and yet genial old man were entirely favourable: and the real satisfaction that showed itself on his daughter's face, as she met me with the words "this is indeed an unlooked-for pleasure
These operations finished, with the slow and dignified
step of a full-dressed beau I ascended the rock.
He has a fine dignified
manner, which suits the head of such a house, and keeps everybody in their place.
The stables, partly screened by Austrian pines and evergreen oaks, and fitted with every late appliance, were as dignified
They would grow old insensibly; they would see their son and daughter come to years of reason, marry in due course -- the one a pretty girl, future mother of healthy children; the other a handsome, manly fellow, obviously a soldier; and at last, prosperous in their dignified
retirement, beloved by their descendants, after a happy, not unuseful life, in the fullness of their age they would sink into the grave.
Then he looked round at the other dogs, all silent, grave, and dignified
Annette, for heaven's sake don't refuse me," the countess began, with a blush that looked very strange on her thin, dignified
, elderly face, and she took the money from under the handkerchief.
When she sat on her splendid emerald throne in the great Throne Room of her palace and made laws and settled disputes and tried to keep all her subjects happy and contented, she was as dignified
and demure as any queen might be; but when she had thrown aside her jeweled robe of state and her sceptre, and had retired to her private apartments, the girl-- joyous, light-hearted and free--replaced the sedate Ruler.
At first he was dignified
, and the master laughed the harder.
As she stood by her throne at the head of the banquet table every eye was turned eagerly upon the lovely Princess, who was as dignified
as she was bewitching, and who smiled upon all her old and new friends in a way that touched their hearts and brought an answering smile to every face.
Oh, ever so many," said Anne forgetting to be dignified
and jumping up quickly.