The princess for her part, going round the question in the manner peculiar to women, maintained that Kitty was too young, that Levin had done nothing to prove that he had serious intentions, that Kitty felt no great attraction to him, and other side issues; but she did not state the principal point, which was that she looked for a better match for her daughter
, and that Levin was not to her liking, and she did not understand him.
Mr Fitzpatrick declared that the law concerning daughters
was out of the present case; that stealing a muff was undoubtedly felony, and the goods being found upon the person, were sufficient evidence of the fact.
The singularity of this step, and above all its formality, had not a little surprised the banker, who had immediately obeyed his daughter
by repairing first to the drawing-room.
48: These (the daughters
of Proetus), because they had scorned the divinity of Juno, were overcome with madness, such that they believed they had been turned into cows, and left Argos their own country.
If the honour were proposed to me of becoming known to Mr Dorrit's family--I think two daughters
She related to them all that had happened, and when the mother heard how she had come by her great riches, she thought she should like her ugly, lazy daughter
to go and try her fortune.
rose immediately; and Miss Garth considerately followed their example.
"You have improved in looks and grown more manly," continued the countess, taking her daughter
[in the space between the central pillars, close to the one on her left] I'm getting chilled to the bone.
They devoured my little daughter
, my child, my only child!
To these words Don Quixote replied very gravely and solemnly, "Worthy duenna, check your tears, or rather dry them, and spare your sighs, for I take it upon myself to obtain redress for your daughter
, for whom it would have been better not to have been so ready to believe lovers' promises, which are for the most part quickly made and very slowly performed; and so, with my lord the duke's leave, I will at once go in quest of this inhuman youth, and will find him out and challenge him and slay him, if so be he refuses to keep his promised word; for the chief object of my profession is to spare the humble and chastise the proud; I mean, to help the distressed and destroy the oppressors."
Hearing this singular exclamation, Piombo and his wife looked at their daughter
Now the Six came to a town in which the King had proclaimed that whoever should run with his daughter
in a race, and win, should become her husband; but if he lost, he must lose his head.
The parent continually wondered how her daughter
could come to such a pass.
It was in this place, seemingly belonging entirely to the past, that Professor Stangerson and his daughter
installed themselves to lay the foundations for the science of the future.