This was a great event, a tremendous era, in Nathaniel Pipkin's life, and it was the only one that had ever occurred to ruffle the smooth current of his quiet existence, when happening one fine afternoon, in a fit of mental abstraction, to raise his eyes from the slate on which he was devising some tremendous problem in compound addition for an offending urchin to solve, they suddenly rested on the blooming countenance of Maria Lobbs, the only daughter of old Lobbs, the great saddler over the way.
Day after day, when school was over, and the pupils gone, did Nathaniel Pipkin sit himself down at the front window, and, while he feigned to be reading a book, throw sidelong glances over the way in search of the bright eyes of Maria Lobbs; and he hadn't sat there many days, before the bright eyes appeared at an upper window, apparently deeply engaged in reading too.
whose name was Samuel Whiskers),-- "Anna Maria, make me a kitten dumpling roly-poly pudding for my dinner.
It requires dough and a pat of butter, and a rolling-pin," said Anna Maria, considering Tom Kitten with her head on one side.
I sat in the box with John Harned, and with Maria Valenzuela, and with Luis Cervallos.
He was going to Lima, but he met Maria Valenzuela in the Tivoli hotel.
He does not seem intoxicated, Maria
," replied the other, in a voice whose tones corresponded with her appearance; "it is some sudden illness.
Silva read a different tale in the hollow cheeks and the burning eyes, and she noted the changes in them from day to day, by them following the ebb and flow of his fortunes.
Rushworth, who was always answered for by Maria
as willing to do anything; when Julia, meaning, like her sister, to be Agatha, began to be scrupulous on Miss Crawford's account.
Such formidable accounts of her ladyship, and her manner of living, quite frightened Maria
Lucas who had been little used to company, and she looked forward to her introduction at Rosings with as much apprehension as her father had done to his presentation at St.
But my niece there, Maria
Spofford, has taken a fancy to go.
of the house of Bullock, Hulker, and Bullock, had married Maria
Osborne, not without a great deal of difficulty and grumbling on Mr.