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
. But Levin was in love, and so it seemed to him that Kitty was so perfect in every respect that she was a creature far above everything earthly; and that he was a creature so low and so earthly that it could not even be conceived that other people and she herself could regard him as worthy of her.
She seems perfectly happy, however, and in a prudential light it is certainly a very good match
`Even Emma, with all her partiality for Harriet, will think this a good match
The feminine society world welcomed him gladly, because he was rich, distinguished, a good match
, and almost a newcomer, with a halo of romance on account of his supposed death and the tragic loss of his wife.
They fall in love with the utmost generosity; they ride and walk with half the Army-list, though they draw near to forty, and yet the Misses O'Grady are the Misses O'Grady still: Glorvina persisted that but for Lady O'Dowd's unlucky quarrel with the Judge's lady, she would have made a good match
at Madras, where old Mr.
It had struck him as long ago as last spring that he ought to be finding a good match
for Nastasia; for instance, some respectable and reasonable young fellow serving in a government office in another part of the country.
But this false idea of self-sacrifice did not satisfy, for she was not a fashionable girl trained to believe that her first duty was to make "a good match
" and never mind the consequences, though they rendered her miserable for life.
Queens of society can't get on without money, so you mean to make a good match
, and start in that way?
"You do not mean to say that it would not be a good match
An unwonted application of corn to the horse, and of paint and varnish to the carriage, when both fell in as a part of the Boffin legacy, had made what Mr Boffin considered a neat turn-out of the whole; and a driver being added, in the person of a long hammer-headed young man who was a very good match
for the horse, left nothing to be desired.
"Where have you been living all these years, if you do not know that the very first thing a woman wants to do when she has made a good match
is to make ones for all her spinster friends.
"You can imagine that, from my aunts' point of view, it was a very good match