If you will oblige me by slipping into Miss Bygrave (Christian name
, Susan); and if you will afterward push Mrs.
Already, you see, I was calling her by her Christian name
! And the more I thought of her, the stronger grew the conviction-- which has no doubt already forced itself upon the romantic reader--that we were born for each other.
When this interchange of Christian name
was effected, Madame Defarge, picking her teeth with her toothpick, coughed another grain of cough, and raised her eyebrows by the breadth of another line.
Her Christian name
: I always forget her Christian name
They called each other by their Christian name
, were always arm in arm when they walked, pinned up each other's train for the dance, and were not to be divided in the set; and if a rainy morning deprived them of other enjoyments, they were still resolute in meeting in defiance of wet and dirt, and shut themselves up, to read novels together.
Elton himself arrived to triumph in his happy prospects, and circulate the fame of her merits, there was very little more for him to do, than to tell her Christian name
, and say whose music she principally played.
This was all overheard by Miss Dashwood; and in the whole of the sentence, in his manner of pronouncing it, and in his addressing her sister by her christian name
alone, she instantly saw an intimacy so decided, a meaning so direct, as marked a perfect agreement between them.
(John was an old servant, and had known his master when he was the cadet of the house, therefore, he often gave him his Christian name
)--"I knew what Mr.
My father's family name being Pirrip, and my Christian name
Philip, my infant tongue could make of both names nothing longer or more explicit than Pip.
It was not long before the old man accepted him to full relationship by calling him by his Christian name
. After a long talk on affairs of interest, they retired to the cabin, which the elder was to share.
Here, of course, he did not find her; and what added to his depression was the discovery that no "Mrs Clare" had ever been heard of by the cottagers or by the farmer himself, though Tess was remembered well enough by her Christian name
. His name she had obviously never used during their separation, and her dignified sense of their total severance was shown not much less by this abstention than by the hardships she had chosen to undergo (of which he now learnt for the first time) rather than apply to his father for more funds.
I love her already, by her Christian name
; she is my friend Doris.