Milvain, her aunt Celia, a zealous inquirer into such matters, whose letter was also under consideration.
I've had a letter from Aunt Celia about Cyril, father.
She'd better know the facts before every one begins to talk about it, though why Aunt Celia thinks it necessary to come, I'm sure I don't know.
She was usually spoken of as being remarkably clever, but with the addition that her sister Celia had more common-sense.
compared with her, the innocent-looking Celia was knowing and worldly-wise; so much subtler is a human mind than the outside tissues which make a sort of blazonry or clock-face for it.
She was open, ardent, and not in the least self-admiring; indeed, it was pretty to see how her imagination adorned her sister Celia with attractions altogether superior to her own, and if any gentleman appeared to come to the Grange from some other motive than that of seeing Mr.
Early in the day Dorothea had returned from the infant school which she had set going in the village, and was taking her usual place in the pretty sitting-room which divided the bedrooms of the sisters, bent on finishing a plan for some buildings (a kind of work which she delighted in), when Celia, who had been watching her with a hesitating desire to propose something, said--
Celia was conscious of some mental strength when she really applied herself to argument.
They are here," said Celia, with whom this explanation had been long meditated and prearranged.
Yes, indeed you must; it would suit you--in your black dress, now," said Celia, insistingly.
Then you will think it wicked in me to wear it," said Celia, uneasily.
the big stove, the weigher at the gold-scales, the musicians, the men and women, the Virgin, Celia
, and Nellie, Dan MacDonald, Bettles, Billy Rawlins, Olaf Henderson, Doc Watson,--all of them.