Elton, a young man living alone without liking it, the privilege of exchanging any vacant evening of his own blank solitude for the elegancies
and society of Mr.
Good writers will, indeed, do well to imitate the ingenious traveller in this instance, who always proportions his stay at any place to the beauties, elegancies
, and curiosities which it affords.
The room was most dear to her, and she would not have changed its furniture for the handsomest in the house, though what had been originally plain had suffered all the ill-usage of children; and its greatest elegancies
and ornaments were a faded footstool of Julia's work, too ill done for the drawing-room, three transparencies, made in a rage for transparencies, for the three lower panes of one window, where Tintern Abbey held its station between a cave in Italy and a moonlight lake in Cumberland, a collection of family profiles, thought unworthy of being anywhere else, over the mantelpiece, and by their side, and pinned against the wall, a small sketch of a ship sent four years ago from the Mediterranean by William, with H.
These attributes of Coketown were in the main inseparable from the work by which it was sustained; against them were to be set off, comforts of life which found their way all over the world, and elegancies
of life which made, we will not ask how much of the fine lady, who could scarcely bear to hear the place mentioned.
Edgar, you cannot doubt that she has a capacity for strong attachments, or she wouldn't have abandoned the elegancies
, and comforts, and friends of her former home, to fix contentedly, in such a wilderness as this, with you.
Betts Shoreham was born to an estate, and his father before him," said Julia firmly; "and such men know how to distinguish between the cant of economy, and those elegancies
of life that become people of refinement.
Gathering up her elegancies
, she retired defeated, and, as if her departure had loosed a spring, the front door opened at once.
His looks and words meant more to her than other men's, because she cared more for them: she thought of them diligently, and diligently attended to that perfection of appearance, behavior, sentiments, and all other elegancies
, which would find in Lydgate a more adequate admirer than she had yet been conscious of.
In vain it was represented to her, that if she became the poor parson's wife, she must relinquish her carriage and her lady's-maid, and all the luxuries and elegancies
of affluence; which to her were little less than the necessaries of life.
Flowers perfumed these rooms so full of good taste and of exquisite things, where each detail was a work of art well placed and well surrounded, and where Madame Rabourdin, dressed with that natural simplicity which artists alone attain, gave the impression of a woman accustomed to such elegancies
, though she never spoke of them, but allowed the charms of her mind to complete the effect produced upon her guests by these delightful surroundings.
But how the graces and elegancies
which she had dispersed about the poorly-furnished room went to the heart of Nicholas
Appointed Public Orator, or showman, of his university, Cambridge, he spent some years in enjoying the somewhat trifling elegancies
of life and in truckling to the great.