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!
you to amuse me to-morrow--I want you to tell me all about yourself, and how you came to visit these wild islands of ours.
Such humble talents as God has given me I will endeavour to put to their greatest use; if I am able to amuse
, I will try to benefit too; and when I feel it my duty to speak an unpalatable truth, with the help of God, I WILL speak it, though it be to the prejudice of my name and to the detriment of my reader's immediate pleasure as well as my own.
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
A SAILOR, bound on a long voyage, took with him a Monkey to amuse
him while on shipboard.