Rosalie was pleased with the thoughts of becoming mistress of Ashby Park; she was elated with the prospect of the bridal ceremony and its attendant splendour and eclat, the honeymoon spent abroad, and the subsequent gaieties
she expected to enjoy in London and elsewhere; she appeared pretty well pleased too, for the time being, with Sir Thomas himself, because she had so lately seen him, danced with him, and been flattered by him; but, after all, she seemed to shrink from the idea of being so soon united: she wished the ceremony to be delayed some months, at least; and I wished it too.
Echo Lodge was the scene of gaieties
once more, and the echoes over the river were kept busy mimicking the laughter that rang in the old garden behind the spruces.
of Paris (quite incomprehensibly to herself as well as to everyone about her) had a depressing effect on her spirits.
I am now quite settled down to my usual routine of steady occupations and quiet amusements - tolerably contented and cheerful, but still looking forward to spring with the hope of returning to town, not for its gaieties
and dissipations, but for the chance of meeting Mr.
of London, I fear," he protested gently, "have proved a little unsettling.
during most part of these gaieties
, she is upstairs taking pills.