of the Eltons, which for a few minutes had threatened to ruin the rest of her evening, had been the occasion of some of its highest satisfactions; and she looked forward to another happy resultthe cure of Harriet's infatuation.
He'll love and hate equally under cover, and esteem it a species of impertinence
to be loved or hated again.
Nothing less than the complaisance of a courtier could have borne without anger such treatment; but Sir William's good breeding carried him through it all; and though he begged leave to be positive as to the truth of his information, he listened to all their impertinence
with the most forbearing courtesy.
Sir," replied Anne, with a degree of haughtiness which to certain persons became impertinence
, "this is the reason that you trouble me in the midst of so many absorbing concerns
No one then imputed to pride, or even impertinence
, as would be done nowadays, this liberality on the part of the first minister.
But she has bright, keen, inquisitive eyes, superb teeth, a nose modelled by a sculptor, and a way of holding up her head and looking every one in the face, which is the most finished piece of impertinence
I ever beheld.