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Seite 55 - I could stop and look at this for an age," then take out my watch. " You can come back again to it," observes Dilbury, seizing my elbow again. Meet Mrs. and Miss Millar again. Awkward. Don't know whether to bow or smile, or nod, or what this time. I say, as we pass, " Not gone yet ?" I don't think she likes it. I didn't say it as I should like to have said it, or as I would have said it, if I had the opportunity over again. I daresay it sounded rude.
Seite 149 - Go down stairs ; horridly awkward stairs. Why couldn't they be made straight down, instead of curling round? specially in a steamboat . . . when . . . one so ... particularly . . . wants to go straight. . . . " To my cabin — will undress and regularly get into bed. "Happy Thought. Give myself the idea of being quite at home. "Haven't fastened door; it bangs against me, I against it, then it bangs back again, when I bang against chair, then against side, then my head against upper berth, then nearly...
Seite 49 - That is really a poetic description ! Do you like rowing ? " Yes, I do, and Happy Thought. — Wouldn't it be nice to have a pic-nic up the river ? Miss MILLAR says, " Oh do." She knows some girls who will go. I reply I know some men who will be delighted : only she (Miss MILLAR) must let me chaperon her for the day. (This with an arch look : rather telling, I think. Couldn't have done it so well before I was married. Being married, of course there 's no harm in it.) "Oh yes,
Seite 53 - Coming of Age in the Olden time. Wonder if he'd sit?" Happy Thought.—To say, jestingly, "I wish I could," meaning sit down, now. Dilbury is rejoiced. Would I sit to him ? He is giving his mind to sacred subjects, and is going to bring out Balaam and Balak. Would I give him a sitting, say for Balak? Milburd has promised him one for Balaam, unless I'd like to take Balaam. (As he pronounces this name Baa-lamb, I don't at first catch his meaning.) I promise to think of it. He gives me his address.
Seite 48 - I think." I refer to Catalogue. It isn't. We both say, "Very like him, though." Miss Millar observes there are some pretty faces on the walls. Happy Thought.—To say, " Not so pretty as those off it." I don't say this at once, because it doesn't appear to me at the moment well arranged as a compliment; and, as it would sound flat a few minutes afterwards, I don't say it at all. Stupid of me. Reserve it. It will come in again for somebody else, or for when Miss Millar gives me another opportunity....
Seite 292 - So observes Mr. Charles Knight in his admirably comprehensive Popular History of England, from which no topic that concerns the history of the English people— not even this question of the history of parish registers — has been omitted ; that book of Mr. Knight's being, let us say here, by the way, the best history extant, not only for, but also of, the people.
Seite 293 - Shakspeare" is in 13 Volumes, 32mo size, and contains the whole of the Plays, Poems, and a Glossary. The volumes are printed on a slightly toned paper of fine quality, with a new, clear, and readable type, on a page free from Notes — and the Text has been arranged from a close comparison of the most trustworthy editions.
Seite 148 - Ztec&y-terously * * wretched * * I am looking down into the dark waters — at the white foam * * * * if the bulwark were suddenly to give way ! * * * * Can I help it?******** Lurch * * roll * * stagger * * grapple with bulwarks * * silent anguish. Can anything on the Continent be worth this...
Seite 54 - Miss Millar wants to know who she is? I explain — a picture of 'Sister,' by GA Storey. ". . . . As we are squeezing through the door, we come upon Mrs. and Miss Millar again. Meeting for the third time, I don't know what to do. " Happy Thought. — Safest thing to smile and take off my hat. Miss Millar acknowledges it gravely. Pity people can't be hearty. She might have twinkled up and nodded. .... " Meet Mrs. and Miss Millar again. Awkward. Don't know whether to bow, or smile, or nod, or what...
Seite 179 - Row. He suddenly changes his tone (it occurs to him, probably, that I may not lend him his three pounds, or may go off without paying his share of the bill), and, getting out of bed, shuts the door. Never catch me with CHILVERN again. Shall certainly send him to the Cathedral to-morrow, and leave while he 's there. An Opportunity Lost. IN one of our great Laureate's...

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