Fairfax


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Fairfax

(ˈfɛəfæks)
n
(Biography) Thomas, 3rd Baron Fairfax. 1612–71, English general and statesman: commanded the Parliamentary army (1645–50), defeating Charles I at Naseby (1645). He was instrumental in restoring Charles II to the throne (1660)
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But now she made the sudden resolution of not passing their door without going inobserving, as she proposed it to Harriet, that, as well as she could calculate, they were just now quite safe from any letter from Jane Fairfax.
She had not been prepared to have Jane Fairfax succeed Mr.
I was afraid there could be little chance of my hearing any thing of Miss Fairfax today.
At this moment, an ingenious and animating suspicion entering Emma's brain with regard to Jane Fairfax, this charming Mr.
You must feel it very fortunate that Miss Fairfax should be allowed to come to you at such a time.
Fairfax is not a very dashing person: so much the better; I never lived amongst fine people but once, and I was very miserable with them.
Shall I have the pleasure of seeing Miss Fairfax to-night?
Fairfax had bidden me a kind good-night, and I had fastened my door, gazed leisurely round, and in some measure effaced the eerie impression made by that wide hall, that dark and spacious staircase, and that long, cold gallery, by the livelier aspect of my little room, I remembered that, after a day of bodily fatigue and mental anxiety, I was now at last in safe haven.
Fairfax, and that my new pupil would not at least recoil from me with antipathy.
No--I reckon one o' them fancy groups--one o' them Latin goddesses that Fairfax is always gassin' about, sorter leadin', directin' and bossin' us where to dig.
There's Fairfax," said Dick Mattingly, at last, with a lazy effort.
You'll find out quick enough," returned Fairfax, whose curt carelessness did not, however, prevent a slight increase of color on his own cheek.