Not a solitary commoner ever has the luck to see a reception
of a prophet, I can tell you.
And who among the company at Monseigneur's reception
in that seventeen hundred and eightieth year of our Lord, could possibly doubt, that a system rooted in a frizzled hangman, powdered, gold-laced, pumped, and white-silk stockinged, would see the very stars out!
It consisted of two kinds of wine; tea, bread, cheese, and cold meats, and was served on the centre-tables in the reception
room and the verandahs--anywhere that was convenient; there was no ceremony.
We will not describe the reception
they got from the Royal Geographical Society, nor the intense curiosity and consideration of which they became the objects.
All that troubled him but little; and he gave a warm reception
every evening to the wine of the royal vintage of Chaillot, without a suspicion that several flasks of that same wine (somewhat revised and corrected, it is true, by Doctor Coictier), cordially offered to Edward IV.
At the Ambassador's reception
I met, for the first time, Mark Twain.
replied the prince, not in the least disconcerted by this reception
Then they left the gardens and went into a fine, big reception
hall, where rich rugs were spread upon the tiled floors and the furniture was exquisitely carved and studded with jewels.
The girls at Patty's Place were dressing for the reception
which the Juniors were giving for the Seniors in February.
She entered the office and addressed the chief reception
I mentioned yesterday to Lady Janet the cold reception
of me on my return to London, and the painful sense of it felt by my wife.
I calmly defended our several qualifications as nurse and governess, and still resisted the proposed addition to our family; but he cut me short by saying it was no use bothering about the matter, for he had engaged a governess already, and she was coming next week; so that all I had to do was to get things ready for her reception
First, this is an art well known to, and much practised by, our tragick poets, who seldom fail to prepare their audience for the reception
of their principal characters.
I thought you were to have left France the day after the reception
at the Elysee.
Princess Varvara gave Dolly a cordial and rather patronizing reception
, and began at once explaining to her that she was living with Anna because she had always cared more for her than her sister Katerina Pavlovna, the aunt that had brought Anna up, and that now, when every onehad abandoned Anna, she thought it her duty to help her in this most difficult period of transition.