But there is, I believe, in many men, especially single men, such an inclination such a passion for dining outa dinner engagement
is so high in the class of their pleasures, their employments, their dignities, almost their duties, that any thing gives way to itand this must be the case with Mr.
I am not so much at liberty as you suppose; on the contrary, I have a most important engagement
She was persuaded to believe the engagement
a wrong thing: indiscreet, improper, hardly capable of success, and not deserving it.
The spirit of the generations had smiled through them, rejoicing in the engagement
of Cecil and Lucy because it promised the continuance of life on earth.
He could not really see why her fate should have the least bearing on his; yet he dimly felt that he had only just begun to measure the risks of the championship which his engagement
had forced upon him.
Told her you had sent me to say that, having just recollected a prior engagement
of going to Clifton with us tomorrow, you could not have the pleasure of walking with her till Tuesday.
However, there will hardly be an engagement
today," said Bagration as if to reassure Prince Andrew.
She had always trusted her, and now more than ever, since her engagement
to Rodney, which seemed to Lady Otway extremely suitable, and just what one would wish for one's own daughter.
It's true, I wasn't at home; but Rosamond told me you hadn't a word to say against the engagement
THE narrative returns to South Morden, and follows the events which attended Isabel's marriage engagement
Innocently, I say--because he told me nothing of his engagement
until after I had accepted him.
Shaw, who found herself lonely, though much better than usual, for the engagement
had a finer effect upon her constitution than any tonic she ever tried.
In that case I have to inform your ladyship that you insist on more than you may suppose: you insist on my breaking my engagement
to Miss Roseberry.
A long engagement
if you like, but inquiries, questions, plans, lines of action--no, Aunt Juley, no.
We shall have great difficulty in finding persons of character and capacity to accept a temporary engagement
of that sort, if we try in London.