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.
my cousin was with has moved away somewhere, or I should try and get in with them.
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.
Discussions and questions of that kind, which are like the question of how to get the greatest gratification from one's dinner, did not then and do not now exist for those for whom the purpose of a dinner is the nourishment it affords; and the purpose of marriage is 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.
Wragge had left no family
by her first husband; and had afterward married 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.
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
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.
Primrose tells of it: "My wife and daughters happening to return a visit to neighbour Flamborough's, found that family
had lately got their pictures drawn by a limner, who travelled the country, and took likenesses for fifteen shillings a-head.