"For my part, I have not yet had time to read their history, but the first reading I do will assuredly be that. "Mademoiselle Chappuis has the honor of recalling herself to your memory, and I have that of being your very humble servant, "Wilhelmina Rietz." The allusions to a "history" and to the 'Megamiques' in this letter refer to Casanova's romance, 'Icosameron'.
Chillingly had left London, alone, and had given no orders as to forwarding letters. The servant did not know where he had gone, or when he would return. Travers repeated this news incidentally to Cecilia, and she felt somewhat hurt that he had not written her a line respecting Tom's visit. She, however, guessed that he had gone to see the Somerses, and would return to town in a day or so.
The servant came with tea, and drew down the upper blinds, shutting out that mocking shadow-play at which Saxham had been staring. As Lynette busied herself with the shining silver and delicate Japanese porcelain, there was a chance of studying, unobserved, the beloved book of her face a locked book to Saxham since that day in the Cemetery at Gueldersdorp. Ah, what a face it was!
If he kicks small animals, swears violently at a servant who mistakes orders, or is grossly rude to his wife, it is remarked apologetically that these things mean nothing they are all temper.
I ought to knock three hundred roubles off the debt, and get as much for myself. Ough! ... August 6. ... The death of a servant in the house makes a strange impression, doesn't it?
"Coulson," was returned. "Tell him that I cannot see him." To this answer he sent back word that his business was important and urgent. "Tell him that I cannot see him," was the firm reply. Coulson left the house, baffled for once. The next day he called, and sent up another name. "He is the same person who called himself 'Coulson' yesterday," said the servant to Mrs.
And was it to be Pearson's calamitous duty to explain to him that he had NOTHING, that he apparently KNEW nothing, and that as he had no friends who knew, a mere common servant must educate him, if he did not wish to see him derided and looked down upon and actually "cut" by gentlemen that WERE gentlemen?
An instant later the figure of the girl fluttered through the doorway of her home, and Carnac stopped beside Denzil in the garden. "You keep going, Denzil," remarked Carnac as he lighted his pipe and came close to the old servant. The face of the toiler lighted, the eyes gazed kindly, at Carnac. "What else is there to do? We must go on. There's no standing still in the world.
You commanded me to read; you commanded me to think; you taught me that body should be the servant of mind." "Hush, hush, times are altered; it is you who can teach me now. Teach me, teach me; how does ambition replace love? How does the desire to rise in life become the all-mastering passion, and, should it prosper, the all-atoning consolation of our life?
Now Ziba had fifteen sons and twenty servants. Then said Ziba unto the king, According to all that my lord the king hath commanded his servant, so shall thy servant do. As for Mephibosheth, said the king, he shall eat at my table, as one of the king's sons. And Mephibosheth had a young son, whose name was Micha. And all that dwelt in the house of Ziba were servants unto Mephibosheth.