I soon discovered that there was a good deal of envy against me, on account of my "three figures," although, I confess, I thought I cut a "poor figure," lying as I did, neglected in a corner, on the very first evening of my appearance in the fashionable
Gigantic pansies, considerably larger than the roses, and closely resembling the floral pen- wipers made by female parishioners for fashionable
clergymen, sprang from the moss beneath the rose- trees; and here and there a daisy grafted on a rose- branch flowered with a luxuriance prophetic of Mr.
And when they will next come forth again, the fashionable
intelligence--which, like the fiend, is omniscient of the past and present, but not the future--cannot yet undertake to say.
Catherine then ran directly upstairs, and watched Miss Thorpe's progress down the street from the drawing-room window; admired the graceful spirit of her walk, the fashionable
air of her figure and dress; and felt grateful, as well she might, for the chance which had procured her such a friend.
If my father had consulted his means, I should have been sent to a cheap commercial academy; but he had to consult his relationship to Lady Malkinshaw; so I was sent to one of the most fashionable
and famous of the great public schools.
A day may yet come when the throng of carriages waiting at the door of the fashionable
portrait-painter will include her Ladyship's vehicle, and bring me the tardy expression of her Ladyship's regret.
Passing the door of a fashionable
dentist, she had met Lord Montbarry himself just leaving the house.
But she knew also that Polly had more influence over others than she herself suspected, simply because of her candid, upright nature; and that while she tried to help others, she was serving herself in a way that would improve heart and soul more than any mere social success she might gain by following the rules of fashionable
life, which drill the character out of girls till they are as much alike as pins in a paper, and have about as much true sense and sentiment in their little heads.
She does look like a fashionable
young lady, but somehow I miss my little Rose, for children dressed like children in my day," answered Aunt Plenty, peering through her glasses with a troubled look, for she could not imagine the creature before her ever sitting in her lap, running to wait upon her, or making the house gay with a child's blithe presence.
Oh, how pretty it was--a lovely soft brown gloria with all the gloss of silk; a skirt with dainty frills and shirrings; a waist elaborately pintucked in the most fashionable
way, with a little ruffle of filmy lace at the neck.
It is no longer fashionable
to trim them with knitted lace.
She tells me they're getting to be real fashionable
No man ever stood the lower in my estimation for having a patch in his clothes; yet I am sure that there is greater anxiety, commonly, to have fashionable
, or at least clean and unpatched clothes, than to have a sound conscience.
What causes them to labour at pianoforte sonatas, and to learn four songs from a fashionable
master at a guinea a lesson, and to play the harp if they have handsome arms and neat elbows, and to wear Lincoln Green toxophilite hats and feathers, but that they may bring down some "desirable" young man with those killing bows and arrows of theirs?
Three days after the quarrel, Prince Stepan Arkadyevitch Oblonsky--Stiva, as he was called in the fashionable
world-- woke up at his usual hour, that is, at eight o'clock in the morning, not in his wife's bedroom, but on the leather-covered sofa in his study.