A very old lady
, in a lofty cap and faded silk gown--no less a personage than Mr.
The curtain at the bed's head was hastily drawn back, and a motherly old lady
, very neatly and precisely dressed, rose as she undrew it, from an arm-chair close by, in which she had been sitting at needle-work.
Suddenly a large old carriage drove up, and a large old lady
sat in it: she looked at the little girl, felt compassion for her, and then said to the clergyman:
Beside the little old gentleman sat a little old lady
, plump and placid like himself, and the pony was coming along at his own pace and doing exactly as he pleased with the whole concern.
I say, every morning of my life, that you'll do it at last, Sept,' remarked the old lady
, looking on; 'and so you will.
To all such questions he returned the same answer--namely, that the old lady
was an influential foreigner, a Russian, a Countess, and a grande dame, and that she had taken the suite which, during the previous week, had been tenanted by the Grande Duchesse de N.
, old lady
,' said Mr Boffin, at length; 'if you don't begin somebody else must.
We have come by another way to our place of meeting yesterday, and--by the Great Seal, here's the old lady
The old lady
would neither listen to nor see anything; Malicorne had long been one of her antipathies.
Very often it suits a longsuffering family that a strong-tongued, iron-willed old lady
should disport herself about India in this fashion; for certainly pilgrimage is grateful to the Gods.
You see I pick out something in the cabinet that looks interesting, and then she tells me about it," said Polly, eager to include the girls in her pleasures, and glad to get them interested in grandma's reminiscences, for Polly knew how happy it made the lonely old lady
to live over her past, and to have the children round her.
My dear little creature," the old lady
said, "I don't intend to let you stir for years, that you may depend upon it.