too, begin to fade--I can neither sing so well nor Dance so gracefully as I once did--and I have entirely forgot the MINUET DELA COUR.
Owing to this education, if it really deserved such a name, she had superficial accomplishments
, superficially acquired--principles that scarce extended beyond the retenue and morals of her sex--tastes that had been imbibed from questionable models--and hopes that proceeded from a false estimate of the very false position into which she had been accidentally and suddenly thrown.
Besides, people would laugh at us, and make fun of my old-fashioned accomplishment.
No need to tell how surprised and gratified she was at the invitation she received to teach the child the domestic arts which were her only accomplishments, nor to relate how energetically she set about her pleasant task.
Inform the king that I thank him for his obedience to the wishes of the queen-mother, and that I will do everything for the accomplishment
of his will.
And accomplishments have their charm," returned his mother, looking at him through her silver spectacles.
As to external accomplishments, what will be the use of them in the life I am going to lead?
I will lay a wager," said Don Quixote, "that the same bachelor or beneficiary is a greater friend of Camacho's than of Basilio's, and that he is better at satire than at vespers; he has introduced the accomplishments
of Basilio and the riches of Camacho very neatly into the dance.
The fashions of the day were rapidly running into the attainment of accomplishments
among the young of her own sex, and the piano forte was already sending forth its sonorous harmony from one end of the Union to the other, while the glittering usefulness of the tambour-frame was discarded for the pallet and brush.
Norris, in promoting gaieties for her nieces, assisting their toilets, displaying their accomplishments
, and looking about for their future husbands, had so much to do as, in addition to all her own household cares, some interference in those of her sister, and Mrs.
I was so much indulged in my infant years that I was never obliged to attend to anything, and consequently am without the accomplishments
which are now necessary to finish a pretty woman.
With regard to the two boys, it was much the same; only instead of accomplishments
, I was to get the greatest possible quantity of Latin grammar and Valpy's Delectus into their heads, in order to fit them for school--the greatest possible quantity at least WITHOUT trouble to themselves.
A really multiform man, with all the graces and all the accomplishments
scintillating perpetually at his fingers' ends.
It is one of the accomplishments
which no man of education would be found lacking.
She is unfortunately of a sickly constitution, which has prevented her from making that progress in many accomplishments
which she could not have otherwise failed of, as I am informed by the lady who superintended her education, and who still resides with them.