Another sought a handmaid
with the virtues of an angel.
Could that which procures a freer vent for the products of the earth, which furnishes new incitements to the cultivation of land, which is the most powerful instrument in increasing the quantity of money in a state -- could that, in fine, which is the faithful handmaid
of labor and industry, in every shape, fail to augment that article, which is the prolific parent of far the greatest part of the objects upon which they are exerted?
Mr Nickleby looked very indignant at the handmaid
on being thus corrected, and demanded with much asperity what she meant; which she was about to state, when a female voice proceeding from a perpendicular staircase at the end of the passage, inquired who was wanted.
To solve this question, Mr Swiveller summoned the handmaid
and ascertained that Miss Sophy Wackles had indeed left the letter with her own hands; and that she had come accompanied, for decorum's sake no doubt, by a younger Miss Wackles; and that on learning that Mr Swiveller was at home and being requested to walk upstairs, she was extremely shocked and professed that she would rather die.
I have dismissed, with the fee of an orange, the little orphan who serves me as a handmaid
He went at once to see Camilla, and tell her, as he did, all that had passed between him and her handmaid
, and the promise she had given him to inform him matters of serious importance.
A revolution not at all consoling," said Michel, "to pass to the state of humble servants to a moon whom we are accustomed to look upon as our own handmaid
coming out to open the gate for him, he quietly pulls off his hat as a parting salute, and goes away with no greater show of agitation than is visible in the effigy of Mr.
attended promptly, and it is but justice to their joint exertions to record that, when the good lady came downstairs in course of time, completely decked out for the journey, she really looked as if nothing had happened, and appeared in the very best health imaginable.
Possibly at home, but of a certainty impossible for handmaid
to anticipate intentions of Miss Pross, as to admission or denial of the fact.
It was upon the second morning after this happy bridal, that the Lady Rowena was made acquainted by her handmaid
Elgitha, that a damsel desired admission to her presence, and solicited that their parley might be without witness.
Penelope, daughter of Icarius, heard his song from her room upstairs, and came down by the great staircase, not alone, but attended by two of her handmaids