Natasha did not follow the golden rule advocated by clever folk, especially by the French, which says that a girl should not let herself go when she marries, should not neglect her accomplishments, should be even more careful of her appearance than when she was unmarried, and should fascinate her husband as much as she did before he became her husband.
To fluff out her curls, put on fashionable dresses, and sing romantic songs to fascinate her husband would have seemed as strange as to adorn herself to attract herself.
he asked, bowing to her and her husband
together, and leaving it up to Alexey Alexandrovitch to accept the bow on his own account, and to recognize it or not, as he might see fit.
Then she went on to tell me how she very luckily fell into a good family, where, behaving herself well, and her mistress dying, her master married her, by whom she had my husband
and his sister, and that by her diligence and good management after her husband
's death, she had improved the plantations to such a degree as they then were, so that most of the estate was of her getting, not her husband
's, for she had been a widow upwards of sixteen years.
Wait a few minutes," she whispered, with a glance at her husband
For several years my husband
received letters of expostulation or commendation from members of the Campbell and Stewart clans.
Bapchild (to whom, in my distress, I wrote word privately of what had happened) wrote back in return, telling me to wait a little, and see whether my husband
did it again.
If you will give me time, I see no reason to despair of finding your husband
The satisfaction her husband
expressed in the departure of Jenny, appeared now to be only dissembled; again, in the same instant, to be real; but yet to confirm her jealousy, proceeding from satiety, and a hundred other bad causes.
She had no presentiment that the power which her husband
wished to establish over her future action had relation to anything else than his work.
So desperately cumbered was Mary to keep her little house over her head, and yet the brave heart was retaining a smiling face for her husband
, who must not even know where her little treasures were going.
She was looking forward to a period of unbroken rest, now, and undisturbed tete-a-tete with her husband
, when he informed her that Gouvernail was coming up to stay a week or two.
We discover the latter in changed conditions; instead of a bride with boxes and trunks which others bore, we see her a lonely woman with a basket and a bundle in her own porterage, as at an earlier time when she was no bride; instead of the ample means that were projected by her husband
for her comfort through this probationary period, she can produce only a flattened purse.
It is one of the best bonds, both of chastity and obedience, in the wife, if she think her husband
wise; which she will never do, if she find him jealous.
Vanstone was domiciled in Scotland at the time of his death, we might have asserted your interests by means of the Scotch law, which does not allow a husband
the power of absolutely disinheriting his wife.