Daisy March--father a colonel in the army--one of our first families, but reverses of fortune, you know; intimate friends of the Laurences; sweet creature, I assure
you; my Ned is quite wild about her.
He does not draw himself, indeed, but he has great pleasure in seeing the performances of other people, and I assure
you he is by no means deficient in natural taste, though he has not had opportunities of improving it.
Poor things, they have had a great loss in Sophy - who, I do assure
you, Copperfield is, and ever was, the dearest girl
Sire," said he, prostrating himself as he spoke, "although I make my appearance so late before your Highness, I can confidently assure
you that none of the wonders you have seen during the day can be compared to this horse, if you will deign to cast your eyes upon him.
Bingley will be very glad to see you; and I will send a few lines by you to assure
him of my hearty consent to his marrying whichever he chooses of the girls; though I must throw in a good word for my little Lizzy.
She was not pleased to see Julia excluded from the play, and sitting by disregarded; but as it was not a matter which really involved her happiness, as Henry must be the best judge of his own, and as he did assure
her, with a most persuasive smile, that neither he nor Julia had ever had a serious thought of each other, she could only renew her former caution as to the elder sister, entreat him not to risk his tranquillity by too much admiration there, and then gladly take her share in anything that brought cheerfulness to the young people in general, and that did so particularly promote the pleasure of the two so dear to her.
In short, I found that she had in the first place actually written to him to request his interference, and that, on receiving her letter, he had conversed with her on the subject of it, in order to understand the particulars, and to assure
himself of her real wishes.
you I am not guilty, Aglaya Ivanovna, I am not, indeed.
From the pretense of illness, from his daughter's distress, and by the embarrassed faces of Sonya and Marya Dmitrievna, the count saw clearly that something had gone wrong during his absence, but it was so terrible for him to think that anything disgraceful had happened to his beloved daughter, and he so prized his own cheerful tranquillity, that he avoided inquiries and tried to assure
himself that nothing particularly had happened; and he was only dissatisfied that her indisposition delayed their return to the country.
Left alone and away from the eyes of her captors for the first time since the previous night, the girl immediately took advantage of the opportunity to assure
herself that the papers she had taken from the body of Hauptmann Fritz Schneider were still safely sewn inside one of her undergarments.
Baron Rivar, who introduced us, explained the nature of our errand in Venice, and took pains to assure
her that it was a purely formal duty on which we were engaged.
A most extraordinary person, our visitor, I can assure