It was written at Paris, when I had Charles Dickens for a near neighbor and a daily companion, and when my leisure hours
were joyously passed with many other friends, all associated with literature and art, of whom the admirable comedian, Regnier, is now the only survivor.
Liza Merkalova was his wife's niece, and he spent all his leisure hours
The old man, whom I soon perceived to be blind, employed his leisure hours
on his instrument or in contemplation.
If the amiable gentleman who wrote that kindly note could have known what intense happiness he was giving a fellow creature, I think he would devote his leisure hours
, if he has any, to that amusement, for Jo valued the letter more than the money, because it was encouraging, and after years of effort it was so pleasant to find that she had learned to do something, though it was only to write a sensation story.
Besides, I had learnt their alphabet, and could make a shift to explain a sentence here and there; for Glumdalclitch had been my instructor while we were at home, and at leisure hours
during our journey.
Miss Lee taught her French, and heard her read the daily portion of history; but he recommended the books which charmed her leisure hours
, he encouraged her taste, and corrected her judgment: he made reading useful by talking to her of what she read, and heightened its attraction by judicious praise.
Pickwick himself continued to reside in his new house, employing his leisure hours
in arranging the memoranda which he afterwards presented to the secretary of the once famous club, or in hearing Sam Weller read aloud, with such remarks as suggested themselves to his mind, which never failed to afford Mr.
He was a student in the office of her uncle, and being a great favourite with Miss Emmerson, spent many of his leisure hours
, during the heats of the summer, in the retirement of her country residence.
All chance meetings on week-days were likewise carefully prevented; for, lest I should go to see poor Nancy Brown or any other person, Miss Murray took good care to provide sufficient employment for all my leisure hours
. There was always some drawing to finish, some music to copy, or some work to do, sufficient to incapacitate me from indulging in anything beyond a short walk about the grounds, however she or her sister might be occupied.
She faced her position with admirable courage, seeing her friends, keeping herself occupied in her leisure hours
with reading and drawing, leaving no means untried of diverting her mind from the melancholy remembrance of the past.
She read or worked in leisure hours
when the rest gossiped.
At your leisure hours
, knit children's woollen socks and mittens!