Debienne and Poligny gave to celebrate their retirement
But you must not suppose, because Marcela chose a life of such liberty and independence, and of so little or rather no retirement
, that she has given any occasion, or even the semblance of one, for disparagement of her purity and modesty; on the contrary, such and so great is the vigilance with which she watches over her honour, that of all those that court and woo her not one has boasted, or can with truth boast, that she has given him any hope however small of obtaining his desire.
Besides, such a complete retirement
seemed to imply a satisfactory amount of trust in their officers, and to be trusted displeases no seaman worthy of the name.
Sophia (who though naturally all winning sweetness could when occasions demanded it call forth the Dignity of her sex) instantly put on a most forbidding look, and darting an angry frown on the undaunted culprit, demanded in a haughty tone of voice "Wherefore her retirement
was thus insolently broken in on?
DURING the dread reign of the Cholera in New York, I had accepted the invitation of a relative to spend a fortnight with him in the retirement
of his cottage ornee on the banks of the Hudson.
Captain Harville had taken his present house for half a year; his taste, and his health, and his fortune, all directing him to a residence inexpensive, and by the sea; and the grandeur of the country, and the retirement
of Lyme in the winter, appeared exactly adapted to Captain Benwick's state of mind.
My kind friends here are most affectionately urgent with me to prolong my stay, but their hospitable and cheerful dispositions lead them too much into society for my present situation and state of mind; and I impatiently look forward to the hour when I shall be admitted into Your delightful retirement
They would grow old insensibly; they would see their son and daughter come to years of reason, marry in due course -- the one a pretty girl, future mother of healthy children; the other a handsome, manly fellow, obviously a soldier; and at last, prosperous in their dignified retirement
, beloved by their descendants, after a happy, not unuseful life, in the fullness of their age they would sink into the grave.
Pfuel and his adherents demanded a retirement
into the depths of the country in accordance with precise laws defined by a pseudo-theory of war, and they saw only barbarism, ignorance, or evil intention in every deviation from that theory.
I only wished they would have done, that we might hasten back to Horton Lodge: I longed to seek the retirement
of my own room, or some sequestered nook in the grounds, that I might deliver myself up to my feelings--to weep my last farewell, and lament my false hopes and vain delusions.
Thinking the matter over in the retirement
of his own office--and not forgetting his promise to Isabel to leave no means untried of establishing her innocence--Mr.
For a week more, the newly-married couple remained in London, in the strictest retirement