Beyond them stood the unreliable Signora, bowing good-evening to her guests, and supported by 'Enery, her little boy, and Victorier, her daughter.
We nearly complained about him to our depressing Signora, but I am glad to say we thought better of it.
Speak, speak, signora," said Albert, "I am listening with the most intense delight and interest to all you say.
You were saying, signora," said Albert, who was paying the most implicit attention to the recital, "that the garrison of Yanina, fatigued with long service" --
I know little of the Signora
Beatrice save that Rappaccini is said to have instructed her deeply in his science, and that, young and beautiful as fame reports her, she is already qualified to fill a professor's chair.
At length she returned with a lamp; and Archer, having meanwhile put together a phrase out of Dante and Petrarch, evoked the answer: "La signora
e fuori; ma verra subito"; which he took to mean: "She's out--but you'll soon see.