The undertaker, instructed to spare no expense, provided long-tailed black horses, with black palls on their backs and black plumes upon their foreheads; coachmen decorated with scarves and jack-boots, black hammercloths, cloaks, and gloves, with many hired mourners, who, however, would have been instantly discharged had they presumed to betray emotion, or in any way overstep
their function of walking beside the hearse with brass-tipped batons in their hands.
Pardon me, Miss Henley," he cried, and the apology was unconsciously paid to the commanding purity and dignity of her air, "if I overstep
the rules of decorum, and hasten to declare that which I know years of trial would hardly justify my saying; but your beauty, your grace, your your where shall I find words to express it?
On the few occasions when Giovanni had seemed tempted to overstep
the limit, Beatrice grew so sad, so stern, and withal wore such a look of desolate separation, shuddering at itself, that not a spoken word was requisite to repel him.
But whenever I find my dominion over myself not sufficient for me, and undertake the direction of him also, I overstep
the truth, and come into false relations to him.
She was much more likely to overstep
the bounds of reasonable conduct by some extraordinary eccentricity.
They encourage him daily to overstep
the bounds of moderation, and not unfrequently to disgrace himself by positive excess.
Let me be alone to the end of the world, rather than that my friend should overstep
, by a word or a look, his real sympathy.
My father is old," said Mahtoree, looking at his aged companion, with an expression of irony, that sufficiently denoted he was one of those who overstep
the trammels of education, and who are perhaps a little given to abuse the mental liberty they thus obtain.