To the Chinese such commonplace things as marriage, friendship, and home have an infinitely deeper meaning than can be attached to them by civilisation which practically lives abroad, in the hotels and restaurants and open houses
of others, where there is no sanctity of the life within, no shrine set apart for the hidden family re-union, and the cult of the ancestral spirit.
Norah's customary reserve strengthened into sullen silence -- she sat down in one of the hall chairs and looked out frowningly through the open house
IN THE COURSE of occasional visits to Canada many years since, I became intimately acquainted with some of the principal partners of the great Northwest Fur Company, who at that time lived in genial style at Montreal, and kept almost open house
for the stranger.
The minute after a step traversed the hall; the open house
was too tempting for Heathcliff to resist walking in: most likely he supposed that I was inclined to shirk my promise, and so resolved to trust to his own audacity.
He would keep open house
and entertain like a prince.
The Dowager Duchess of Waveney, though she kept open house
for members of Parliament, would have drawn the line at monkeys.
On this ground it was always contrived in the dark seasons, when there was little work to be done, and the hours were long, that several neighbours should keep open house
Let me tell you I have store both of rugs and cloaks, and shall not permit the son of my old friend Ulysses to camp down on the deck of a ship--not while I live--nor yet will my sons after me, but they will keep open house
as I have done.
You're not going to keep open house
for all the poor of London,' pursued Pancks.
He lived in a magnificent hotel and was one of the matadors of finance, did business with Ouvrard, kept open house
, and led the scandalous life of the period,--the life of a Cincinnatus, on sacks of corn harvested without trouble, stolen rations, "little houses" full of mistresses, in which were given splendid fetes to the Directors of the Republic.
He was squarely encamped in the centre and he was keeping open house
For they say he's been losing money for years, though nobody would think so, to see him go coursing and keeping open house
as they do.