He shook hands with me and asked me to take off my bonnet
, looking at me all the while.
Then, again, there was the love of truth--a wide phrase, but meaning in this relation, a lively objection to seeing a wife look happier than her husband's character warranted, or manifest too much satisfaction in her lot--the poor thing should have some hint given her that if she knew the truth she would have less complacency in her bonnet
, and in light dishes for a supper-party.
I am afraid that Maud's lesson was not as thorough as it should have been, for Polly's head was such a chaos of bonnets
, gloves, opera-cloaks and fans, that Maud blundered through, murdering time and tune at her own sweet will.
It happened that an old lord of great family, who was going to marry a young lady of no family in particular, came with the young lady, and the young lady's sister, to witness the ceremony of trying on two nuptial bonnets
which had been ordered the day before, and Madame Mantalini announcing the fact, in a shrill treble, through the speaking-pipe, which communicated with the workroom, Miss Knag darted hastily upstairs with a bonnet
in each hand, and presented herself in the show-room, in a charming state of palpitation, intended to demonstrate her enthusiasm in the cause.
Young women old in the vices of the commonest and worst life, were expected to profess themselves enthralled by the good child's book, the Adventures of Little Margery, who resided in the village cottage by the mill; severely reproved and morally squashed the miller, when she was five and he was fifty; divided her porridge with singing birds; denied herself a new nankeen bonnet
, on the ground that the turnips did not wear nankeen bonnets
, neither did the sheep who ate them; who plaited straw and delivered the dreariest orations to all comers, at all sorts of unseasonable times.
Then, again, if you fix your eye upon this strange, crested, comb-like incrustation on the top of the mass --this green, barnacled thing, which the Greenlanders call the crown, and the Southern fishers the bonnet
of the Right Whale; fixing your eyes solely on this, you would take the head for the trunk of some huge oak, with a bird's nest in its crotch.
Miss Ophelia marched straight to her own chamber, to put away her bonnet
and shawl, as was always her manner, before she spoke a word on any subject; while Eva came, at St: Clare's call, and was sitting on his knee, giving him an account of the services they had heard.
The old crone "nichered" a laugh under her bonnet
and bandage; she then drew out a short black pipe, and lighting it began to smoke.
She turned to her trunk; took from it two veils; and putting on her old-fashioned bonnet
, tried the effect of them in succession.
She still wore her black taffeta dress, the color of which was rapidly turning to rust and lilac, to say nothing of the dingy bonnet
McGregor also; and certainly for the day, because she was wearing her best bonnet
Now, goodbye, for I must hasten away to see about another matter--about the changing of the ribands on my bonnet
Then, showing her purchases-- "Look here, I have bought this bonnet
Poyser delighted in this noisy exit; it was a fresh assurance to her that the farm-yard was well guarded, and that no loiterers could enter unobserved; and it was not until the gate had closed behind the captain that she turned into the kitchen again, where Dinah stood with her bonnet
in her hand, waiting to speak to her aunt, before she set out for Lisbeth Bede's cottage.
His lamp was not lit, and as her large, grave face gazed at him through the light dusk from under the shadow of her ample bonnet
, he felt the incongruity of such a person presenting herself as a servant.