She saw that her daughter
was in love with him, but tried to comfort herself with the thought that he was an honorable man, and would not do this.
The justice declined executing his office, as he said he had no clerk present, nor no book about justice business; and that he could not carry all the law in his head about stealing away daughters
, and such sort of things.
[violently] Will you please keep your impertinent remarks to yourself?
," continued Danglars, "when a father asks his daughter
to choose a husband, he has always some reason for wishing her to marry.
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
Ginevra alone was able to endure his glance, for her eyes flamed also, and the daughter
was worthy of the sire.
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.
One day, however, Monsieur Stangerson, as he was leaving the Academy of Science, announced that the marriage of his daughter
and Monsieur Robert Darzac would be celebrated in the privacy of the Chateau du Glandier, as soon as he and his daughter
had put the finishing touches to their report summing up their labours on the "Dissociation of Matter.
He had previously communicated his plan to the former, who aided the deceit by quitting his house, under the pretence of a journey and concealed himself, with his daughter
, in an obscure part of Paris.
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.
She related to them all that had happened, and when the mother heard how she had come by her great riches, she thought she should like her ugly, lazy daughter
to go and try her fortune.