Miss Granger looked at her as if she rather doubted this assertion, and would like to have come down upon her with some puzzling question about the Archons or the Areopagus, but thought better of it, and asked her father if he had been talking to Mr. Purdew. Mr.
Purdew was a landed gentleman of some standing, whose estate lay near Arden Court, and who had come with his wife and daughters to Lady Laura's ball. "He in sitting over there, near the piano," added Sophia; "I expected to find you enjoying a chat with him." "I had my chat with Purdew after luncheon," answered Mr.