'Bracebridge Hall', though I read it devoutly, and with a full sense that it would be very 'comme il faut' to like
Tha' looked like a young plucked crow when tha' first came into this garden.
She had a lot in a place she was fond of, an' she loved 'em like they was children--or robins.
Maud had her tiny card-case, and paid calls, "like mamma and Fan"; her box of dainty gloves, her jewel-drawer, her crimping-pins, as fine and fanciful a wardrobe as a Paris doll, and a French maid to dress her.
She used to beg him not to plague her; but he said he did it for her good; she was too shy, and needed toughening like the other girls.
Wouldn't some of your girls like to run over, and practice on it now and then, just to keep it in tune, you know, ma`am?"
The house is empty half the day, so come and drum away as much as you like, and I shall be obliged to you."
In the night she awakened, with the stillness and the darkness about her, and the recollection of the day came over her like a wave of sorrow.
It's never been easy for me to say things out of my heart, but at times like this it's easier.
There were days when she was unhappy, she did not know why,--when it did not seem worth while to be glad or sorry, to be alive or dead; when life appeared to her like
a grotesque pandemonium and humanity like
worms struggling blindly toward inevitable annihilation.
"I can't pretend that I shall ever like
him," said the lawyer.
you are a great deal too apt, you know, to like
people in general.