With the omnibuses and cabs still running in his head, and his body still tingling with his quick walk along the streets and in and out of traffic and foot-passengers, this drawing-room seemed very remote and still; and the faces of the elderly people were mellowed, at some distance from each other, and had a bloom on them owing to the fact that the air in the drawing-room was thickened by blue grains of mist.
Surely she could learn Persian," broke in a thin, elderly gentleman.
Ascending the stair, we passed through what I suppose to have been the board-room, for eight elderly
men were seated round a long table in the centre of it.
And when the news went around that these were part of the survivors of the three-masted schooner, Mary Turner, smashed into kindling wood and sunk by a whale, the elderly
females no more believed than had they the yarn of the sunken island.
There was a rather noisy party of four gentlemen in a box by the fire-place, and only two other persons present--both elderly gentlemen, and both alone.
Observing all this in the first comprehensive glance with which a stranger surveys a place that is new to him, Nicholas sat himself down in the box next to the noisy party, with his back towards them, and postponing his order for a pint of claret until such time as the waiter and one of the elderly gentlemen should have settled a disputed question relative to the price of an item in the bill of fare, took up a newspaper and began to read.
He then rang his bell, and ordered an elderly
woman-servant to rise immediately, and come to him; and in the meantime was so eager in contemplating the beauty of innocence, appearing in those lively colours with which infancy and sleep always display it, that his thoughts were too much engaged to reflect that he was in his shirt when the matron came in.
Hail to its belly, If it had e'er A such loveliest oasis-belly As this is: though however I doubt about it, --With this come I out of Old-Europe, That doubt'th more eagerly than doth any Elderly married woman.
But doubter, I'm now calling it In question: with this do I come indeed Out of Europe, That doubt'th more eagerly than doth any Elderly married woman.
Two other ladies began talking to Anna, and a stout elderly
lady tucked up her feet, and made observations about the heating of the train.
Twenty feet away, a stout, elderly woman interrupted the girl's persuasions.
The elderly woman's cry had caused a tremor of money-loss to pass among the piece-work ironers of fancy starch.
Clements encountered, not Lady Glyde, but a tall, stout, elderly
gentleman, with a book in his hand--in other words, Count Fosco.
The little man, who sometimes brings an elderly
sister to our meetings, and sometimes another female too, who is conscientious, I have no doubt, but not well-favoured?
BOUNDERBY being a bachelor, an elderly
lady presided over his establishment, in consideration of a certain annual stipend.