Ma'ame Pelagie," they called her, though she was unmarried, as was her sister Pauline, a child in Ma'ame Pelagie's eyes; a child of thirty-five.
We can never hope to have all just as it was, Pauline," Ma'ame Pelagie would say; "perhaps the marble pillars of the salon will have to be replaced by wooden ones, and the crystal candelabra left out.
For Pauline Stacey, the elder, was actually the heiress of a crest and half a county, as well as great wealth ; she had been brought up in castles and gardens, before a frigid fierceness
For Pauline Stacey had nothing to say to tragedy; she was understood to deny its existence.
But sometimes Pauline
would throw down her stitching in amused impatience, and, going to her dainty secretaire, write me a little message in the simplest baby French--which I would answer in French which would knit her brows for a moment or two, and then send her off in peals of laughter.
Of course, it's the title that does it: 'Lady Pauline
Then I used to have drawing-lessons; and there were several other books we either read or learned out of,--English Poetry, and Horae Pauline
and Blair's Rhetoric, the last half.
His father persisted in his conviction that a knowledge of a farmer's wife's duties came second to a Pauline
view of humanity; and the impulsive Angel, wishing to honour his father's feelings and to advance the cause of his heart at the same time, grew specious.
If, like Pauline
Dicey, she had roller-skated for a solid hour with a black-moustached stranger while her fiance floundered in Mug's Alley she could have understood his frowning disapprovingly.
Beautiful as Pauline
Borghese, she looked at the moment scarcely purer than Lucrece de Borgia.
to her motive, the guess of Miss Pauline
Hall showing a high order of
And it is a fact that Pauline
, the cook, consoled her mistress more than anybody whom she saw on this wretched morning; for when she found how Amelia remained for hours, silent, motionless, and haggard, by the windows in which she had placed herself to watch the last bayonets of the column as it marched away, the honest girl took the lady's hand, and said, Tenez, Madame, est- ce qu'il n'est pas aussi a l'armee, mon homme a moi?