"Why do you call me Princess?" she asked, halting between suspicion and gratification. "Because it is quite evident that you are one. There is a bossiness about you that proclaims the fact aloud." Bernard smiled upon her the smile of open goodfellowship. "Beggars always know princesses when they see them," he said.

Are you really going to get us a piano? I would rather be here with you than anywhere else. And the housework will be fun when I can manage it to suit myself. Nell always wants to boss it, and I almost hate it sometimes; but I shall like to manage." Austin laughed at Lila's earnestness before he said, "I fear there is a streak of bossiness in every one of us.

He is only insisting to the poor stray that she shall acknowledge him as a sort of fate, her own fate: because you can see she is fluffy and promiscuous as the wind. I am with him entirely. He wants superfine stability. 'Yes, I know! cried Ursula. 'He wants his own way I know what your fine words work down to bossiness, I call it, bossiness.

After all is said and done, the fiercest domestic conflicts arise out of the inherent childishness of men and women. Pride and the unwillingness to concede personal error, overtender egoism, bossiness, and rebellion against it, petty jealousies and stubbornness, these are the basic elements in discord.

And what is this bossiness around the grate but some blunt, black-leaded garland? The recital is wearisome, but the retribution of the flower is precisely weariness. It is the persecution of man, the haunting of his trivial visions, and the oppression of his inconsiderable brain. The man so possessed suffers the lot of the weakling subjection to the smallest of the things he has abused.

And the colour, integral as it is, and perfectly harmonious, masses the figures into balanced groups, bossiness and bulk, detail and depth, all unified, co-ordinated, satisfying as in the sun-merged mountains and shelving valleys of his country; and with the immediate charm of whiteness as of rocky water, pale blue of washed skies, and that ineffable lilac, russet, rose, which makes the basis of all southern loveliness.

And what is this bossiness around the grate but some blunt, black-leaded garland? The recital is wearisome, but the retribution of the flower is precisely weariness. It is the persecution of man, the haunting of his trivial visions, and the oppression of his inconsiderable brain. The man so possessed suffers the lot of the weakling subjection to the smallest of the things he has abused.

Much of his work had been written for her, to her. It was fine work. She had been proud of her share in it. Even allowing there were faults irritability, shortness of temper, a tendency to bossiness! underneath it all was a man. The gallant struggle, the difficulties overcome, the long suffering, the high courage all that she, reading between the lines, had divined of his life's battle!

He felt like a henpecked Mormon husband; he was red with wrath at the Sculptor Girl's cool bossiness; he loathed the very idea of living in the same house with such a person. Especially when she told him bluntly, that he'd have to go to Felice and beg to be taken in. Felicia mustn't know that he'd been "influenced" she put it.

Among Nicola's pupils were his son Giovanni, Donatello, Arnolfo di Cambio, and Lorenzo Maitani, who executed the delightful sculptures on the façade of the Cathedral of Orvieto, perhaps the most interesting set of bas-reliefs in detail of the Early Renaissance, although in general symmetrical "bossiness" of effect, so much approved by Ruskin, they are very uneven.