Besides, people would laugh at us, and make fun of my old-fashioned accomplishment
I cannot, certainly," she said, "find fault with Miss Sharp's conduct, except to myself; and must allow that her talents and accomplishments
are of a high order.
I am a neglected creature, my dear, unacquainted with all accomplishments
, sensitively conscious that I have everything to learn, and deeply ashamed to own my ignorance.
Goddard was the mistress of a Schoolnot of a seminary, or an establishment, or any thing which professed, in long sentences of refined nonsense, to combine liberal acquirements with elegant morality, upon new principles and new systemsand where young ladies for enormous pay might be screwed out of health and into vanitybut a real, honest, oldfashioned Boardingschool, where a reasonable quantity of accomplishments
were sold at a reasonable price, and where girls might be sent to be out of the way, and scramble themselves into a little education, without any danger of coming back prodigies.
Diana and Mary were soon to leave Moor House, and return to the far different life and scene which awaited them, as governesses in a large, fashionable, south-of-England city, where each held a situation in families by whose wealthy and haughty members they were regarded only as humble dependants, and who neither knew nor sought out their innate excellences, and appreciated only their acquired accomplishments
as they appreciated the skill of their cook or the taste of their waiting-woman.
As I lay in bed this morning between sleeping and waking, an idea came riding on a sunbeam into my room,--a mad, whimsical idea, but one that suits my mood; and put briefly, it is this: how is it that I, a not unpresentable young man, a man not without accomplishments
or experience, should have gone all these years without finding that
In that case, Antonio, thou mayest as well do us the pleasure of singing a little, that the gentleman, our guest, may see that even in the mountains and woods there are musicians: we have told him of thy accomplishments
, and we want thee to show them and prove that we say true; so, as thou livest, pray sit down and sing that ballad about thy love that thy uncle the prebendary made thee, and that was so much liked in the town.
It is one of the accomplishments
which no man of education would be found lacking.
She is unfortunately of a sickly constitution, which has prevented her from making that progress in many accomplishments
which she could not have otherwise failed of, as I am informed by the lady who superintended her education, and who still resides with them.
The fashions of the day were rapidly running into the attainment of accomplishments
among the young of her own sex, and the piano forte was already sending forth its sonorous harmony from one end of the Union to the other, while the glittering usefulness of the tambour-frame was discarded for the pallet and brush.
Norris, in promoting gaieties for her nieces, assisting their toilets, displaying their accomplishments
, and looking about for their future husbands, had so much to do as, in addition to all her own household cares, some interference in those of her sister, and Mrs.
I have not had the pleasure of visiting in Camden Place so long," replied he, "without knowing something of Miss Anne Elliot; and I do regard her as one who is too modest for the world in general to be aware of half her accomplishments
, and too highly accomplished for modesty to be natural in any other woman.
I was so much indulged in my infant years that I was never obliged to attend to anything, and consequently am without the accomplishments
which are now necessary to finish a pretty woman.
But, father, don't you think that a young woman equally pure and virtuous as Miss Chant, but one who, in place of that lady's ecclesiastical accomplishments
, understands the duties of farm life as well as a farmer himself, would suit me infinitely better?
This was, if the reader remembers, one of his prettiest accomplishments