Carrots and gooseberry tart -- pease-pudding and plenty of fat -- pork and beef and mutton, and cut 'em all, and quick about it -- stout for one, and ale for t'other -- and stale bread here, and new bread there -- and this gentleman likes cheese, and that gentleman doesn't -- Matilda
, Tilda, Tilda, Tilda, fifty times over, till I didn't know my own name again -- oh lord
As another instance of these bitter fruits of conquest, and perhaps the strongest that can be quoted, we may mention, that the Princess Matilda
, though a daughter of the King of Scotland, and afterwards both Queen of England, niece to Edgar Atheling, and mother to the Empress of Germany, the daughter, the wife, and the mother of monarchs, was obliged, during her early residence for education in England, to assume the veil of a nun, as the only means of escaping the licentious pursuit of the Norman nobles.
Yes, yes, I see you are the Daughter of my Laurina's eldest Girl; your resemblance to the beauteous Matilda
sufficiently proclaims it.
Thou -- whomsoever thou mayst be, into whose hands these memoirs of the wretched Matilda
may fall' -- when your lamp suddenly expires in the socket, and leaves you in total darkness.
It is a bustling, lively little town; not very picturesque on the whole, it is true, but there are many quaint nooks and corners to be found in it, nevertheless - standing arches in the shattered bridge of Time, over which our fancy travels back to the days when Marlow Manor owned Saxon Algar for its lord, ere conquering William seized it to give to Queen Matilda
, ere it passed to the Earls of Warwick or to worldly-wise Lord Paget, the councillor of four successive sovereigns.
Miss Matilda, a strapping hoyden of about fourteen, with a short frock and trousers, shrugged her shoulders and made a slight grimace, but took a candle and proceeded before me up the back stairs (a long, steep, double flight), and through a long, narrow passage, to a small but tolerably comfortable room.
Miss Matilda Murray was a veritable hoyden, of whom little need be said.
The Harding family consisted of Robert Harding, his wife Matilda
, Miss Julia Went, who was her sister, and two young children.
And now, on the top of all this, comes word that my sister Matilda has broken her leg and wants me to go and stay with her for a spell.
As for Matilda, I do not know what to think of her.
Well, John,' said Miss Matilda
Price (which, by-the-bye, was the name of the miller's daughter).
And it's to this man's son--this scoundrel, gambler, swindler, murderer of a Rawdon Crawley, that Matilda
leaves the bulk of her money.