"It is done!" she said to the count, pointing triumphantly to the countess, who sat holding in one hand the snuffbox with its portrait and in the other the letter, and pressing them alternately to her lips.
When she saw the count, she stretched out her arms to him, embraced his bald head, over which she again looked at the letter and the portrait, and in order to press them again to her lips, she slightly pushed away the bald head.
The young man appeared on the threshold of the minister's closet, in one hand holding his hat, in the other the letter
. Mazarin rose.
A woman is not to marry a man merely because she is asked, or because he is attached to her, and can write a tolerable letter
"We shall probably hear from Arnold in a day or two," said Sir Patrick, locking the letter
up in the drawer.
It brought me a letter
from my mother-in-law, which added one more to the memorable dates in my domestic calendar.
It was not in human nature--perhaps I ought to say it was not in the nature of a man who was in my situation--to refrain from showing some curiosity, on being asked to supplement a letter
of recommendation by such a postscript as this.
Give up this letter
you have brought from Elba, and pass your word you will appear should you be required, and go and rejoin your friends.
"It was the letter
with that news in it that made father ill, they think."
The second part of the letter
was devoted to the subject of the journey to London.
Though Sophia read the letter
twice over with great attention, his meaning still remained a riddle to her; nor could her invention suggest to her any means to excuse Jones.
Having reached that inevitable conclusion, I turned to the more interesting object of investigation which was presented to me by Rosanna Spearman's letter
. The address was written as follows:--'For Franklin Blake, Esq.
Emily laid it aside, deferring her answer until she had read Cecilia's letter
Neither, by their report, had his dying words acknowledged, nor even remotely implied, any -- the slightest -- connexion on his part, with the guilt for which Hester Prynne had so long worn the scarlet letter
. According to these highly-respectable witnesses, the minister, conscious that he was dying -- conscious, also, that the reverence of the multitude placed him already among saints and angels -- had desired, by yielding up his breath in the arms of that fallen woman, to express to the world how utterly nugatory is the choicest of man's own righteousness.
The king, after reperusing the letter
, sealed it himself.