How you will amuse
your friend, when he comes back from fishing, with the story of the young lady who lives in the dark, and keeps a company of performing cats
My object in writing the following pages was not simply to amuse
the Reader; neither was it to gratify my own taste, nor yet to ingratiate myself with the Press and the Public: I wished to tell the truth, for truth always conveys its own moral to those who are able to receive it.
She is a hard, clever Frenchwoman, who would like to amuse
herself and enjoy her Paris, and she must be bored to death at passing all her time in the midst of stupid English people who mumble broken French at her.
But, as Uncle Alec's experiment was intended to amuse
the young folks, rather than suggest educational improvements for the consideration of the elders, she trusts that these shortcomings will be overlooked by the friends of the Eight Cousins, and she will try to make amends in a second volume, which shall attempt to show The Rose in Bloom.
Isn't there some nice girl who'd read and amuse