The searching look of the eyes, the sharp voice, the hard knotty fingers, the thin straight lips, the long silences, the "front- piece" that didn't match
her hair, the very obvious "parting" that seemed sewed in with linen thread on black net,--there was not a single item that appealed to Rebecca.
Matrimony, as the origin of change, was always disagreeable; and he was by no means yet reconciled to his own daughter's marrying, nor could ever speak of her but with compassion, though it had been entirely a match
of affection, when he was now obliged to part with Miss Taylor too; and from his habits of gentle selfishness, and of being never able to suppose that other people could feel differently from himself, he was very much disposed to think Miss Taylor had done as sad a thing for herself as for them, and would have been a great deal happier if she had spent all the rest of her life at Hartfield.
I strained my sight upon the sparks that fell among the tinder, and upon which he breathed and breathed, match
in hand, but I could only see his lips, and the blue point of the match
; even those, but fitfully.
But as soon as he saw John Dolittle's face by the light of the match
, he stopped crying and got up.
I lit a match
and went on past the dusty curtains, of which I have told you.
Elizabeth, feeling it incumbent on her to relieve him from so unpleasant a situation, now put herself forward to confirm his account, by mentioning her prior knowledge of it from Charlotte herself; and endeavoured to put a stop to the exclamations of her mother and sisters by the earnestness of her congratulations to Sir William, in which she was readily joined by Jane, and by making a variety of remarks on the happiness that might be expected from the match
, the excellent character of Mr.
Howiver, I'm not denyin' the women are foolish: God Almighty made 'em to match
It would not be a great match
for her; but if Henrietta liked him,"-- and Henrietta did seem to like him.
I have for some time been more particularly resolved on the match
from seeing the rapid increase of her affection for Reginald, and from not feeling secure that a knowledge of such affection might not in the end awaken a return.
Finding everything still, he marched into the kitchen, and groped about till he found a match
in order to light a candle; and then, espying the glittering fiery eyes of the cat, he mistook them for live coals, and held the match
to them to light it.
It was only at the eleventh hour that our positions were inverted by the wholly unexpected selection of Raffles for the English team in the Second Test Match
And so somehow the day went as the night had gone, if, indeed, one can use these terms where all was densest night, and when I lit a match
to see the time it was seven o'clock.