"I am very, very grateful to you, mon cher," or "ma chere
"- he called everyone without exception and without the slightest variation in his tone, "my dear," whether they were above or below him in rank- "I thank you for myself and for our two dear ones whose name day we are keeping.
What fitness is there, ma chere
, in converting an article of real use, and which should not be paraded to one's associates, into an article of senseless luxury.
A lifelong habit of his at this time of the year; but he was ready to run back to Paris if he could do anything for his "chere
enfant," run back for a day, for two days, for three days, for any time; miss Monte Carlo this year altogether, if he could be of the slightest use and save her going herself.
"Why deh blazes don' chere
try teh keep Jim from fightin'?
"Yes, ma chere
. They asked my husband and me to dinner, and told us the sauce at that dinner cost a hundred pounds," Princess Myakaya said, speaking loudly, and conscious everyone was listening; "and very nasty sauce it was, some green mess.
"And have you been running away from prayers ever since, ma chere
?" asked Madame Ratignolle, amused.
'Why don't you, cher monsieur, give us the drama of virtue?' 'Because, chere
madame, the high privilege of virtue is precisely to avoid drama.' The adventures of the honest lady?
Fairfax's parlour fireside, and given her her best wax doll (which I usually kept enveloped in silver paper in a drawer) to play with, and a story-book for change of amusement; and having replied to her "Revenez bientot, ma bonne amie, ma chere
mam’selle, comme je suis enchante!” said the Frenchman.
He ended, and his words thir drooping chere
Enlightn'd, and thir languisht hope reviv'd.
She and Lizzie sat on the sofa, pressing each other's hands and calling each other chere
belle, and Madame de Cintre sent me with every third word a magnificent smile, as if to give me to understand that I too was a handsome dear.
An Empress wrote to her, with her own hand, as 'Ma chere
cousine.' At a lever-du-roi one morning (do you know what a lever-du-roi was?)--a Cardinal, a Papal legate, offered to put on her stockings; a high and holy person like that looked on it as an honour!