We have been selfish, sister
, in urging our visit at such hazard.
She had an excellent heart;--her disposition was affectionate, and her feelings were strong; but she knew how to govern them: it was a knowledge which her mother had yet to learn; and which one of her sisters
had resolved never to be taught.
As she said the words, she abruptly stepped forward to pass her sister
and return to the house.
Lavinia,' said she 'being conversant with matters of this nature, will state what we consider most calculated to promote the happiness of both parties.
Drat that boy," interposed my sister
, frowning at me over her work, "what a questioner he is.
I would willingly do this, my sister
, though I have never laboured in the fields, for wherever I have dwelt the men have kept me back from all work, save such as the weaving of flowers or the stringing of beads.
An hour before daybreak Dinarzade awoke, and exclaimed, as she had promised, "My dear sister
, if you are not asleep, tell me I pray you, before the sun rises, one of your charming stories.
In nursing your sister
I am sure you have pleasure,"said Bingley; "and I hope it will be soon increased by seeing her quite well.
I confess, my love," said Miss Emmerson, glancing her eye at Katherine, "that I had different views for ourselves next winter: has not Miss Miller a married sister
living in town?
But breed her up with them from this time, and suppose her even to have the beauty of an angel, and she will never be more to either than a sister
She was open, ardent, and not in the least self-admiring; indeed, it was pretty to see how her imagination adorned her sister
Celia with attractions altogether superior to her own, and if any gentleman appeared to come to the Grange from some other motive than that of seeing Mr.
, so unselfish in all other things, had an unwearying passion for parading it before us.
You know how light of heart sweet Alice is," replied the eldest sister
, passing her fingers through the tresses of the smiling girl.
When Natalie wanted a change, and languished for balls, theaters, flower-shows, and the like, she had a room especially reserved for her in the house of Sir Joseph's married sister
Well, really, Nancy, just because I happened to have a sister
who was silly enough to marry and bring unnecessary children into a world that was already quite full enough, I can't see how I should particularly WANT to have the care of them myself.