MATRON


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MATRONManually-Activated Timed Recording of Noise (Bruel & Kjaer, UK brand-name)
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With these words, the matron dropped into her chair, and, once more resting her elbow on the table, thought of her solitary fate.
exclaimed the matron, in a much sweeter tone, 'is that Mr.
The matron expressed her entire concurrence in this intelligible simile; and the beadle went on.
It beats anything I could have believed,' observed the matron emphatically.
The matron looked, from the little kettle, to the beadle, who was moving towards the door; and as the beadle coughed, preparatory to bidding her good-night, bashfully inquired whether--whether he wouldn't take a cup of tea?
rejoined the matron with enthusiasm; 'so fond of their home too, that it's quite a pleasure, I'm sure.
Then you're a cruel man,' said the matron vivaciously, as she held out her hand for the beadle's cup; 'and a very hard-hearted man besides.
Bumble, moving his chair by little and little, soon began to diminish the distance between himself and the matron; and, continuing to travel round the outer edge of the circle, brought his chair, in time, close to that in which the matron was seated.
I am not ignorant that this sort of thing is called the inevitable course of civilization, division of labour, and so forth, and that the maids and matrons may be said to have had their hands set free from cookery to add to the wealth of society in some other way.
Then, the matrons again expatiated on the expediency of taking the good gentleman to bed; observing that he would be better tomorrow, and that they knew what was the wear and tear of some men's minds when their wives were taken as Mrs Kenwigs had been that day, and that it did him great credit, and there was nothing to be ashamed of in it; far from it; they liked to see it, they did, for it showed a good heart.
The matrons dropped off one by one, with the exception of six or eight particular friends, who had determined to stop all night; the lights in the houses gradually disappeared; the last bulletin was issued that Mrs Kenwigs was as well as could be expected; and the whole family were left to their repose.
His mother went into the house and called her waiting-women who gathered the matrons throughout the city.