There were a few among us who spoke of the Duchesse de Berri as our future mistress; but the notion prevailed that we should so soon pass into the hands of a femme de chambre, as to render the selection
I prescribed to her a course of reading; she had a little selection
of English classics, a few of which had been left her by her mother, and the others she had purchased with her own penny-fee.
The style of the pedestals as well as the selection
of the busts were all due to the taste of Mr.
Fanny found herself obliged to yield, that she might not be accused of pride or indifference, or some other littleness; and having with modest reluctance given her consent, proceeded to make the selection
A bevy of young girls at this moment entered the salon, conducted by Madame de Navailles, and to Manicamp's credit be it said, if indeed he had taken that part in their selection
which the Prince de Conde assigned him, it was a display calculated to dazzle those who, like the prince, could appreciate every character and style of beauty.
This effect of the volume, for the eye, would have made it, as presumably the newest French novel--and evidently, from the attitude of the reader, "good"--consort happily with the special tone of the room, a consistent air of selection
and suppression, one of the finer aesthetic evolutions.
It looks as if they were victims of a conspiracy; for the books they read, ideal by the necessity of selection
, and the conversation of their elders, who look back upon the past through a rosy haze of forgetfulness, prepare them for an unreal life.
They received Pierre in their small, new drawing-room, where it was impossible to sit down anywhere without disturbing its symmetry, neatness, and order; so it was quite comprehensible and not strange that Berg, having generously offered to disturb the symmetry of an armchair or of the sofa for his dear guest, but being apparently painfully undecided on the matter himself, eventually left the visitor to settle the question of selection
This is the first step in a sifting process which I have long had in view, and as we go on I shall be able to indicate to you certain principles of selection
whereby you will, I trust, have an intelligent participation in my purpose.
Saintsbury's well-considered Specimens of English Prose Style, from Malory to Macaulay (Kegan Paul), a volume, as we think, which bears fresh witness to the truth of the old remark that it takes a scholar indeed to make a  good literary selection
, has its motive sufficiently indicated in the very original "introductory essay," which might well stand, along with the best of these extracts from a hundred or more deceased masters of English, as itself a document or standard, in the matter of prose style.
The wild-dog had come out of a selection
equally rigid; but it was a different sort of selection
A score of secondary combats had nearly arisen from the rivalries and bad blood created by the selection
, and it was only the influence of the prince and the efforts of the older barons which kept the peace among so many eager and fiery soldiers.
She had a marvelously flexible voice and wonderful power of expression; the audience went wild over her selection
Felicity followed her and recited her selection
without haste, without rest, and absolutely without any expression whatever.
We shall thus see that a large amount of hereditary modification is at least possible, and, what is equally or more important, we shall see how great is the power of man in accumulating by his Selection
successive slight variations.