I am going to get up to the sofa for breakfast
. My cousin will have breakfast
The early mornings were still sufficiently cool to render a fire acceptable in the large room wherein they breakfasted
; and, by Mrs Crick's orders, who held that he was too genteel to mess at their table, it was Angel Clare's custom to sit in the yawning chimney-corner during the meal, his cup-and-saucer and plate being placed on a hinged flap at his elbow.
Whereupon the cook set to work to prepare a breakfast
worthy of the occasion.
The progress of civilization has made a breakfast
or a dinner an easy and cheerful substitute for more troublesome and disagreeable ceremonies.
The three friends ordered breakfast
, and went into a room in which the host said they would not be disturbed.
afterwards, with pleasure, if I may.
Well, until breakfast
is ready I'll glance over the Times.
He found that learned gentleman sitting at breakfast
, with the three little boys before noticed, and two others who had turned up by some lucky chance since the interview of the previous day, ranged in a row on the opposite seat.
Suppose, for the sake of definiteness, that the content is "an egg for breakfast
." Then you have the following attitudes "I expect there will be an egg for breakfast
"; "I remember there was an egg for breakfast
"; "Was there an egg for breakfast
?" "An egg for breakfast
: well, what of it?" "I hope there will be an egg for breakfast
"; "I am afraid there will be an egg for breakfast
and it is sure to be bad." I do not suggest that this is a list of all possible attitudes on the subject; I say only that they are different attitudes, all concerned with the one content "an egg for breakfast
I then recollected you gave a breakfast
this morning, and here I am.
"You will have to begin this morning by putting up with no other company at breakfast
"But there is any quantity of oatmeal, which we often cook for breakfast
. Oatmeal is a breakfast
dish," added the Steward, humbly.
"Getting my breakfast
, of course," murmured the hen, busily pecking away.
Another bang of the street door sent the basket under the sofa, and the girls to the table, eager for breakfast
Magnanimously releasing the defeated, just in time to get his gloves into a drawer and feign to be looking out of window in a contemplative state of mind when a servant entered, the Reverend Septimus then gave place to the urn and other preparations for breakfast
. These completed, and the two alone again, it was pleasant to see (or would have been, if there had been any one to see it, which there never was), the old lady standing to say the Lord's Prayer aloud, and her son, Minor Canon nevertheless, standing with bent head to hear it, he being within five years of forty: much as he had stood to hear the same words from the same lips when he was within five months of four.