Some couples do not care to dance, and have retired to the corners, where they sit
with their arms enlaced.
As a man grows older, his ability to sit
still and follow indoor occupations increases.
I wonder what thoughts are busy in your heart during all the hours you sit
in yonder room with the fine people flitting before you like shapes in a magic-lantern: just as little sympathetic communion passing between you and them as if they were really mere shadows of human forms, and not the actual substance.
It WAS a very dark evening for summer: the clouds appeared inclined to thunder, and I said we had better all sit
down; the approaching rain would be certain to bring him home without further trouble.