Marie seemed wonderfully supported
, always, when she got upon this topic; and she now opened her eyes, and seemed quite to forget her languor.
I did not see why the schoolmaster should be taxed to support the priest, and not the priest the schoolmaster; for I was not the State's schoolmaster, but I supported
myself by voluntary subscription.
The droning voice droned on; a soft snoring arose on all sides and supported
it like a deep and subdued accompaniment of wind instruments.
Some of these were pretty fine birds, but no matter, they had to tarry outside in the long parlor under the inspection of a double rank of liveried footmen and waiting-maids who supported
the two walls with their backs and held the wraps and traps of their masters and mistresses on their arms.
People argued from this that he preferred to be supported
by his uncle until his uncle's shoes should become vacant.
His hat was a vast ruin with a wide crescent lopped out of its brim; his coat, when he wore one, hung nearly to his heels and had the rearward buttons far down the back; but one suspender supported
his trousers; the seat of the trousers bagged low and con- tained nothing, the fringed legs dragged in the dirt when not rolled up.
Luckily he had no responsibilities; his father and his twin brother had died when he was yet a boy, and his mother, whose only noteworthy achievement had been the naming of her twin sons Marquis de Lafayette and Lorenzo de Medici Randall, had supported
herself and educated her child by making coats up to the very day of her death.
Continual engagements at home and abroad, however, supplied all the deficiencies of nature and education; supported
the good spirits of Sir John, and gave exercise to the good breeding of his wife.
A bed supported
on massive pillars of mahogany, hung with curtains of deep red damask, stood out like a tabernacle in the centre; the two large windows, with their blinds always drawn down, were half shrouded in festoons and falls of similar drapery; the carpet was red; the table at the foot of the bed was covered with a crimson cloth; the walls were a soft fawn colour with a blush of pink in it; the wardrobe, the toilet-table, the chairs were of darkly polished old mahogany.
It has been admitted, that this objection, if well supported
, would have great weight.
Had he been alone with her, his heart must have opened in spite of every resolution; but Susan's presence drove him quite into himself, and his attempts to talk on indifferent subjects could never be long supported
No, no, I will not allow it; the willing fellows will make it a duty to support your arms, as of old, men supported
those of the prophet.
His left hand was bloody; he wiped it on his coat and supported
himself with it.
My mother did not relish this at all, and now made many objections to my accepting the situation; in which my sister warmly supported
her: but, unwilling to be balked again, I overruled them all; and, having first obtained the consent of my father (who had, a short time previously, been apprised of these transactions), I wrote a most obliging epistle to my unknown correspondent, and, finally, the bargain was concluded.
FOR AN INSTANT I STOOD THERE THINKING OF HER, and then, with a sigh, I tucked the book in the thong that supported
my loin cloth, and turned to leave the apartment.