Nor was the lace any ordinary expensive
English lace, such as any good shop can supply.
Nevertheless, I do not believe he would admire you, or any one else, the more for being the owner of so expensive
an article of dress.
There is no going back; and, as bad luck would have it, our civilization, which has done so much for the comfort and adornment of our bodies and the elevation of our minds, has made lawful killing frightfully and needlessly expensive
You have heard me speak of my cousine de Maisonrouge, that grande belle femme, who, after having married, en secondes noces--there had been, to tell the truth, some irregularity about her first union--a venerable relic of the old noblesse of Poitou, was left, by the death of her husband, complicated by the indulgence of expensive
tastes on an income of 17,000 francs, on the pavement of Paris, with two little demons of daughters to bring up in the path of virtue.
I was by no means prepared for such an event, nor can I now account for her ladyship's conduct; Langford appeared so exactly the place for her in every respect, as well from the elegant and expensive
style of living there, as from her particular attachment to Mr.
Zeena always came back laden with expensive
remedies, and her last visit to Springfield had been commemorated by her paying twenty dollars for an electric battery of which she had never been able to learn the use.
Poor Medora, repeatedly widowed, was always coming home to settle down (each time in a less expensive
house), and bringing with her a new husband or an adopted child; but after a few months she invariably parted from her husband or quarrelled with her ward, and, having got rid of her house at a loss, set out again on her wanderings.
This man was in other respects too eager after notice, and seemed to many to live in a very affected manner, with his flowing locks and his expensive
ornaments, and a coarse warm vest which he wore, not only in the winter, but also in the hot weather.
There was still the hunting establishment which Nicholas had even enlarged, the same fifty horses and fifteen grooms in the stables, the same expensive
presents and dinner parties to the whole district on name days; there were still the count's games of whist and boston, at which- spreading out his cards so that everybody could see them- he let himself be plundered of hundreds of rubles every day by his neighbors, who looked upon an opportunity to play a rubber with Count Rostov as a most profitable source of income.
But Cornelius forgot that the Seven Provinces had seven prisons, one for each, and that the board of the prisoner is anywhere else less expensive
than at the Hague, which is a capital.
The Ancient Mariner would shake his head sadly; and Daughtry, who likewise was hurt by the infliction of hurt on unoffending animals, would sympathize with him and fetch him unbidden another of the expensive
three-for-a-dollar cigars so that his feelings might be soothed.
As a general practitioner, he might have bought a comfortable business, with a house and snug surgery-shop attached; but the son-in-law of Lady Malkinshaw was obliged to hold up his head, and set up his carriage, and live in a street near a fashionable square, and keep an expensive
and clumsy footman to answer the door, instead of a cheap and tidy housemaid.
Blind to the beauties of the expensive
night-gown, he would have noticed her long upper lip, her obstinate chin, her sallow complexion, her eyes placed too close together--and would have turned his attention to her nearest neighbors.
No; I was not to be deterred from this brave life on the water by the fact that the water-dwellers had queer and expensive
desires for beer and wine and whisky.
It is very expensive
to hold so many offices," said the private, hesitating.