Bitter as it was for the princess to see the unhappiness of her eldest daughter
, Dolly, on the point of leaving her husband, her anxiety over the decision of her youngest daughter
's fate engrossed all her feelings.
The good Irishman, therefore, thinking he had now an opportunity to do an act of service to his uncle, and by that means might possibly obtain his favour, stept up to Jones, and cried out, "Upon my conscience, sir, you may be ashamed of denying your having seen the gentleman's daughter
before my face, when you know I found you there upon the bed together." Then, turning to Western, he offered to conduct him immediately to the room where his daughter
was; which offer being accepted, he, the squire, the parson, and some others, ascended directly to Mrs Waters's chamber, which they entered with no less violence than Mr Fitzpatrick had done before.
He takes the place left vacant by the daughter
Danglars, seeing his daughter
smiling, and proud even to insolence, could not entirely repress his brutal feelings, but they betrayed themselves only by an exclamation.
`So well-girded Polycaste, the youngest daughter
of Nestor, Neleus' son, was joined in love with Telemachus through golden Aphrodite and bare Persepolis.'
This declaration having been made, and the duke having settled in his own mind what he would do in the matter, the ladies in black withdrew, and the duchess gave orders that for the future they were not to be treated as servants of hers, but as lady adventurers who came to her house to demand justice; so they gave them a room to themselves and waited on them as they would on strangers, to the consternation of the other women-servants, who did not know where the folly and imprudence of Dona Rodriguez and her unlucky daughter
I know you, my daughter
; in that case, you would cease to love us.
'Ah,' said he, 'the King's daughter
shall not overreach us;' and, loading his gun, he shot so cleverly, that he shot away the horse's skull from under the runner's head, without its hurting him.
When arrested for drunkenness she used the story of her daughter
's downfall with telling effect upon the police justices.
So secluded was the life led by the two, father and daughter
, that they showed themselves only at a few official receptions and, at certain times in the year, in two or three friendly drawing-rooms, where the fame of the professor and the beauty of Mathilde made a sensation.
She instructed her daughter
in the tenets of her religion and taught her to aspire to higher powers of intellect and an independence of spirit forbidden to the female followers of Muhammad.
At length a county-widower, with a daughter
of fourteen, opened negotiations with the lady; and as it was a part either of the native dignity or of the artificial policy of Mrs General (but certainly one or the other) to comport herself as if she were much more sought than seeking, the widower pursued Mrs General until he prevailed upon her to form his daughter
's mind and manners.