It was the artist's intention to take no pupils but young ladies belonging to rich families of good position, in order to meet with no complaints as to the composition of his classes.
He had carried his scrupulous precaution into the arrangements of the locality where his pupils studied.
replied the pupil
, still more ironically, "but I must say I have heard it spoken of.
Contrariwise, the adult pupils
were taught to read (if they could learn) out of the New Testament; and by dint of stumbling over the syllables and keeping their bewildered eyes on the particular syllables coming round to their turn, were as absolutely ignorant of the sublime history, as if they had never seen or heard of it.
After his death, Miss Ladd had taken Netherwoods (as the place was called), finding her own house insufficient for the accommodation of the increasing number of her pupils
Miss Sedley's papa was a merchant in London, and a man of some wealth; whereas Miss Sharp was an articled pupil
, for whom Miss Pinkerton had done, as she thought, quite enough, without conferring upon her at parting the high honour of the Dixonary.
I descended to the schoolroom with no remarkable eagerness to join my pupils
, though not without some feeling of curiosity respecting what a further acquaintance would reveal.
She remembered the likeness between herself and her mother's favourite pupil
, as something which had been supposed to exist in past times; but she did not refer to the gift of the white dresses, or to the singular form of words in which the child had artlessly expressed her gratitude for them.
will accept no such compromise as you propose.
I don't mind it a bit; for when I get two or three more pupils
I can resume my lessons with Herr Rosenstock.
The young lady teachers "showed off" -- bending sweetly over pupils
that were lately being boxed, lifting pretty warning fingers at bad little boys and patting good ones lovingly.
Should any little accidental disappointment of the appetite occur, such as the spoiling of a meal, the under or the over dressing of a dish, the incident ought not to be neutralised by replacing with something more delicate the comfort lost, thus pampering the body and obviating the aim of this institution; it ought to be improved to the spiritual edification of the pupils
, by encouraging them to evince fortitude under temporary privation.
Influenced by the impression I had received of his gentleness, I was a good deal surprised when, on arriving the next day at my new employer's house, and being admitted to a first view of what was to be the sphere of my future labours, namely the large, lofty, and well lighted schoolrooms, I beheld a numerous assemblage of pupils
, boys of course, whose collective appearance showed all the signs of a full, flourishing, and well-disciplined seminary.
A BEAUTIFUL Old Man, meeting a Sunday-school Pupil
, laid his hand tenderly upon the lad's head, saying: "Listen, my son, to the words of the wise and heed the advice of the righteous.
I expect you have guessed that Prince Vasili has not come and brought his pupil
with him" (for some reason Prince Bolkonski referred to Anatole as a "pupil
") "for the sake of my beautiful eyes.