And I trust, Miss Jemima, you have made a copy of Miss Sedley's account.
In Miss Jemima's eyes an autograph letter of her sister, Miss Pinkerton, was an object of as deep veneration as would have been a letter from a sovereign.
Never mind that, father,' said Miss Squeers, as the head of the family was about to reply.
Miss Fanny Squeers carefully treasured up this, and much more conversation on the same subject, until she retired for the night, when she questioned the hungry servant, minutely, regarding the outward appearance and demeanour of Nicholas; to which queries the girl returned such enthusiastic replies, coupled with so many laudatory remarks touching his beautiful dark eyes, and his sweet smile, and his straight legs--upon which last-named articles she laid particular stress; the general run of legs at Dotheboys Hall being crooked--that Miss Squeers was not long in arriving at the conclusion that the new usher must be a very remarkable person, or, as she herself significantly phrased it, 'something quite out of the common.
You are aware that you have broken the rules," said Miss Wilson quietly.
Pray be silent, Agatha," said Miss Wilson severely.
I seem, then, to be worthier of the eldest Miss
When he was introduced he understood why, for Miss
Honeychurch, disjoined from her music stool, was only a young lady with a quantity of dark hair and a very pretty, pale, undeveloped face.
The spot was at Chesea, for there Miss
Sophia Wackles resided with her widowed mother and two sisters, in conjunction with whom she maintained a very small day-school for young ladies of proportionate dimensions; a circumstance which was made known to the neighbourhood by an oval board over the front first-floor windows, whereupon appeared in circumbmbient flourishes the words 'Ladies' Seminary'; and which was further published and proclaimed at intervals between the hours of half-past nine and ten in the morning, by a straggling and solitrary young lady of tender years standing on the scraper on the tips of her toes and making futile attempts to reach the knocker with spelling-book.
Well, you both look sort of kerflummexed," said Miss
Cornelia, with a twinkle in her eyes.
THE Mouse watches Miss
Moppet from the top of the cupboard.
The woman has spared Miss
Emily the trouble of dismissing her.
A glass of beer for Lady Lydiard," said Miss
I am the law here, my man,' returned Miss
Abbey, 'and I'll soon convince you of that, if you doubt it at all.
Augustine, you know I didn't think of it in that light," said Miss
Ophelia, evidently softening.