Corisande is a child, knowing little of the world and its ways. Some men in your place would have misunderstood her in the unusual circumstances. But you did not. You proved yourself a friend in need for my little girl, on her strange journey to me. I wish in return there might be some way in which I could show myself a friend to you. Can you think of any such way?"
'You are a most ardent politician, said Lothair. 'Oh! I do not care in the least about common politics, parties and office and all that; I neither regard nor understand them, replied Lady Corisande. 'But when wicked men try to destroy the country, then I like my family to be in the front.
Lothair is falser even than Vivian Grey, and Lady Corisande, the daughter of the Duchess, more inane and unwomanlike than Venetia or Henrietta Temple. It is the very bathos of story-telling. I have often lamented, and have as often excused to myself, that lack of public judgment which enables readers to put up with bad work because it comes from good or from lofty hands.
"I do not deserve to be happy," said Lothair, "for I have made so many mistakes. My only consolation is that one great error, which you most deprecated, I have escaped." "Take a brighter and a nobler view of your life," said Lady Corisande; "feel rather you have been tried and not found wanting."
"Lothair has only one weakness," he said to Colonel Campian as the ladies disappeared; "he does not smoke. Carry, you will come?" "Well, I do not think I shall to-night," said Lord Carisbrooke. Lady Corisande, it appears, particularly disapproved of smoking. "Hum!" said St. Aldegonde; "Duke of Brecon, I know, will come, and Hugo and Bertram.
Ruby, condescendingly, "contain the earth of the holy places at Jerusalem. It has been shown to no one but your grace." "It is indeed most rare and beautiful," said the duchess, "and most interesting, too, from containing the earth of the holy places. A commission, of course?" "From one of our most eminent patrons," and then he mentioned Lothair's name. Lady Corisande looked agitated.
"I have only one country, and it is not my husband's; and I have only one thought, and it is to set it free." "It is a noble one," said Lady Corisande, "as I am sure are all your thoughts. There are the gentlemen; I am sorry they have come. There," she added, as Monsignore Catesby entered the room, "there is his evil genius." "But you have baffled him," said Theodora.
E. M. The health of bride, bridegroom, bridesmaids, and respective parents of the newly-married pair is drunk, but no others, as a rule. CORISANDE. We could not possibly assist you in carrying out or devising a method of revenge on the wrong-doer, nor do we think that even the aggrieved parents of the injured friend would approve of the plan.
When he asked the moonbase who she was, he was told that she was the Sun Goddess, Amaterasu. That was, by almost a year, better than he had expected of them. Otto Harkaman was out in the Corisande, raiding and visiting the trade-planets. He found his cousin, Nikkolay Trask, at Rivington; when he inquired about Traskon, Nikkolay cursed.
The ambition both of Lady Flora and Lady Grizell was that Corisande should be a bridesmaid. This would be a rather awkward post to occupy under the circumstances, so she embraced both, and said that she loved them both so equally, that she would not give a preference to either, and therefore, though she certainly would attend their wedding, she would refrain from taking part in the ceremony.