One would have thought that nothing could be simpler than for him, a man of good family
, rather rich than poor, and thirty-two years old, to make the young Princess Shtcherbatskaya an offer of marriage; in all likelihood he would at once have been looked upon as a good match.
"Into some French family
. That's the only way to do--to go to some place where you can talk.
Branches of your family
held manors over all this part of England; their names appear in the Pipe Rolls in the time of King Stephen.
These questions, then as now, existed only for those who see nothing in marriage but the pleasure married people get from one another, that is, only the beginnings of marriage and not its whole significance, which lies in the family
On the evening of the 9th of November in 1878, at about nine o'clock, young Charles Ashmore left the family
circle about the hearth, took a tin bucket and started toward the spring.
I remember that on one occasion when I went into one of these cabins for dinner, when I sat down to the table for a meal with the four members of the family
, I noticed that, while there were five of us at the table, there was but one fork for the five of us to use.
Under these circumstances, what family
claim had Captain Wragge on Mrs.
A Dodson would not be taxed with the omission of anything that was becoming, or that belonged to that eternal fitness of things which was plainly indicated in the practice of the most substantial parishioners, and in the family
traditions,--such as obedience to parents, faithfulness to kindred, industry, rigid honesty, thrift, the thorough scouring of wooden and copper utensils, the hoarding of coins likely to disappear from the currency, the production of first-rate commodities for the market, and the general preference of whatever was home-made.
No!--Elzbieta had some traditions behind her; she had been a person of importance in her girlhood--had lived on a big estate and had servants, and might have married well and been a lady, but for the fact that there had been nine daughters and no sons in the family
. Even so, however, she knew what was decent, and clung to her traditions with desperation.
To our family
she has always been represented in softened colours by the benevolence of Mr.
If, for instance, the genera a1, a5, a10, f8, m3, m6, m9 were disinterred, these three families would be so closely linked together that they probably would have to be united into one great family
, in nearly the same manner as has occurred with ruminants and pachyderms.
In less than another year we had another daughter, and now I was determined that Grissel should be her name; but a rich relation taking a fancy to stand god-mother, the girl was by her direction called Sophia; so that we had two romantic names in the family
; but I solemnly protest I had no hand in it.