When they rose she proposed to go, but Laurie said he had something more to show her, and took her away to the conservatory
, which had been lighted for her benefit.
cried Magdalen, her clear young voice ringing through the conservatory
like a bell; her loose sleeves falling back and showing her round white arms to the dimpled elbows, as she clapped her hands ecstatically in the air.
Let me get you some orchids, Duchess," cried Dorian, starting to his feet and walking down the conservatory
Well, then, he must take his chance in the seclusion of that conservatory
sort of place where you have put him.
Beyond this was the only building in sight, a low conservatory
, which seemed far away from anywhere, like a glass cottage standing in its own fields in fairyland.
He can keep his head through the whirl of a ravishing waltz, and rest afterward in a dark conservatory
, catching nothing more lasting than a cold.
Then the house had been boldly planned with a ball-room, so that, instead of squeezing through a narrow passage to get to it (as at the Chiverses') one marched solemnly down a vista of enfiladed drawing- rooms (the sea-green, the crimson and the bouton d'or), seeing from afar the many-candled lustres reflected in the polished parquetry, and beyond that the depths of a conservatory
where camellias and tree-ferns arched their costly foliage over seats of black and gold bamboo.
There are powdered heads from time to time in the little windows of the hall, looking out at the untaxed powder falling all day from the sky; and in the same conservatory
there is peach blossom turning itself exotically to the great hall fire from the nipping weather out of doors.
So it happened that I was finishing my cigarette on the edge of the wet lawn, and about to slip off my shoes before stepping across the gravel to the conservatory
door, when a most singular sound arrested me in the act.
Every body we know surrounds himself with a fine house, fine books, conservatory
, gardens, equipage and all manner of toys, as screens to interpose between himself and his guest.
The thick, warm air of the conservatory
and the rich, choking fragrance of exotic plants took us by the throat.
they murmur; and they hurry in from the conservatory
, and come up from the stairs, and go and fetch each other from all over the house, and crowd into the drawing-room, and sit round, all smirking in anticipation.
Sometimes on his way back from the anteroom he would pass through the conservatory
and pantry into the large marble dining hall, where tables were being set out for eighty people; and looking at the footmen, who were bringing in silver and china, moving tables, and unfolding damask table linen, he would call Dmitri Vasilevich, a man of good family and the manager of all his affairs, and while looking with pleasure at the enormous table would say: "Well, Dmitri, you'll see that things are all as they should be?
Fairbank died on the eighth, quite suddenly in the conservatory
, only a maid in the house, who hadn't the presence of mind to lift her up, which they think might have saved her, but the doctor says it might have come at any moment, and one can only feel thankful that it was in the house and not in the street (I should think so
Cadwallader's errand could not be despatched in the presence of grooms, so she asked to be taken into the conservatory
close by, to look at the new plants; and on coming to a contemplative stand, she said--