"Well, I have heard once or twice, 'tis true, that my family had seen better days
afore they came to Blackmoor.
The crowd filed up the aisles: the aged and needy postmaster, who had seen better days
; the mayor and his wife -- for they had a mayor there, among other unnecessaries; the justice of the peace; the widow Douglass, fair, smart, and forty, a generous, good-hearted soul and well-to-do, her hill mansion the only palace in the town, and the most hospitable and much the most lavish in the matter of festivities that St.
I can only tell you she has seen better days
; she is an educated person; and she may like my society on that account.
You were, I am told, a manufacturer; I am an artist; I have seen better days
; I have moved in societies where you would not be received, and dined where you would be glad to pay a pound to see me dining.
“He appears reluctant to converse on his former situation,” continued Marmaduke “but I gathered from his discourse, as is apparent from his manner, that he has seen better days
; and I am really inclining to the opinion of Richard, as to his origin; for it was no unusual thing for the Indian agents to rear their children in a laudable manner, and—”
a carpet that had seen better days
; a melancholy washstand in a
My parents are in business, and my mamma has seen better days
, and mixed in the best of company."
Arthur was clad in his plainest clothes, and wrapped in a coarse woollen shawl; and Rachel was muffled in a grey cloak and hood that had seen better days
, and gave her more the appearance of an ordinary though decent old woman, than of a lady's-maid.
There was a small window there, which let in, through its dingy, dusty panes, a scanty, uncertain light on the tall, high-backed chairs and dusty tables, that had once seen better days
. Altogether, it was a weird and ghostly place; but, ghostly as it was, it wanted not in legends among the superstitious negroes, to increase it terrors.
Preserve me from people who have seen better days
, and bring heirlooms with them that make the house smell stuffy.
Tisher: a deferential widow with a weak back, a chronic sigh, and a suppressed voice, who looks after the young ladies' wardrobes, and leads them to infer that she has seen better days
. Perhaps this is the reason why it is an article of faith with the servants, handed down from race to race, that the departed Tisher was a hairdresser.
She was the daughter of a superior couple who had seen better days
She lives with her mother, a faded tired woman who played Lady Capulet in a sort of magenta dressing-wrapper on the first night, and looks as if she had seen better days
The retinue of Earl Dorm was not strong numerically--the household being, to judge from appearances, one that had seen better days
; but it struck Agravaine that what it lacked in numbers it made up in toughness.
Her dress was modest and simple to a degree, dark and elderly in style; but both her face and appearance gave evidence that she had seen better days