Oh, the Willoughbys, Lord Rugby and his wife, our hostess
, Geoffrey Clouston, the usual set.
Then how is it," said the hostess
, "that belonging to so good a master as this, you have not, to judge by appearances, even so much as a county?
There were then great griefs, tears without end and solemn promises to remain faithful -- all of course on the part of the hostess
She might have spoken further, but they were interrupted by the entrance of her hostess
said Daisy to her hostess
, giving a twist to a bow on this lady's dress.
Mind, Annette, I hope you have not played a wicked trick on me," she added, turning to her hostess
Considering that the little party had been seated round the tea-table for less than twenty minutes, the animation observable on their faces, and the amount of sound they were producing collectively, were very creditable to the hostess
I was not ashamed of it at all; for, though plain, I had taken good care not to shabby or mean, and should have been pretty considerably at my ease, if my condescending hostess
had not taken such manifest pains to make me so; and, as for the magnificence that surrounded her, nothing that met my eyes struck me or affected me half so much as her own altered appearance.
Lady Anselman glanced around with the scrutinising air of the professional hostess
, to see that her guests were properly seated before she devoted herself to the Cabinet Minister.
Well, then, have some tea,' said the kindly old hostess
The jolliest person present, as well as the most important, was of course old Santa Claus; so he was given the seat of honor at one end of the table while at the other end sat Princess Ozma, the hostess
When he entered the room alone, our host and hostess
both started, and both looked surprised.
present showed the needful respect for their hostess
Amongst other things they spoke of the middle ages: some praised that period as far more interesting, far more poetical than our own too sober present; indeed Councillor Knap defended this opinion so warmly, that the hostess
declared immediately on his side, and both exerted themselves with unwearied eloquence.
Almost at the same instant the hostess
, with freshly arranged coiffure and freshened face, walked in at one door and her guests at the other door of the drawing room, a large room with dark walls, downy rugs, and a brightly lighted table, gleaming with the light of candles, white cloth, silver samovar, and transparent china tea things.