Rebecca passed that night in constant watching upon Miss Crawley; the next night the old lady slept so comfortably, that Rebecca had time for several hours' comfortable repose herself on the sofa, at the foot of her patroness
's bed; very soon, Miss Crawley was so well that she sat up and laughed heartily at a perfect imitation of Miss Briggs and her grief, which Rebecca described to her.
The climate of Canada is not favorable to my kind patroness
, and her medical advisers recommend her to winter in London.
But he shook it off before going out again to join his wife at the house of the great lady patroness
Her husband's quiet tastes irritate her, I think, and she finds it worth while to play the patroness
to a group of young poets and painters of advanced ideas and mediocre ability.
Bennet scarcely spoke at all; but when the servants were withdrawn, he thought it time to have some conversation with his guest, and therefore started a subject in which he expected him to shine, by observing that he seemed very fortunate in his patroness
. Lady Catherine de Bourgh's attention to his wishes, and consideration for his comfort, appeared very remarkable.
She was the lady of the manor and the patroness
of his school; and then, as I say, he was a very noble-looking man, and probably took her fancy; and, sir, whenever some women set their hearts on a man there's no stopping them.
Instead of falling a sacrifice to an irresistible passion, as once she had fondly flattered herself with expecting,--instead of remaining even for ever with her mother, and finding her only pleasures in retirement and study, as afterwards in her more calm and sober judgment she had determined on,-- she found herself at nineteen, submitting to new attachments, entering on new duties, placed in a new home, a wife, the mistress of a family, and the patroness
of a village.
On the other hand, Trabb's boy might worm himself into his intimacy and tell him things; or, reckless and desperate wretch as I knew he could be, might hoot him in the High-street, My patroness
, too, might hear of him, and not approve.
Anne, the patroness
of the Canadian voyageurs; where they made confession, and offered up their vows, previous to departing on any hazardous expedition.
As she named the Empress, Anna Pavlovna's face suddenly assumed an expression of profound and sincere devotion and respect mingled with sadness, and this occurred every time she mentioned her illustrious patroness
. She added that Her Majesty had deigned to show Baron Funke beaucoup d'estime, and again her face clouded over with sadness.
She is patroness
of half a dozen great charitable schemes, she writes very clever articles in the Reviews on the Betterment of the Poor Question, and royalty itself visits at her house."
I have been able to get up but three times, to go to pray to Sainte-Genevieve, our good patroness
, and the rest of the time I have been lying on my bed.