The constructive plan of Malicorne -- for we may well suppose that the combinations of a mind as active as his were not confined to the present, but extended to the future -- the constructive plan of Malicorne, we say, was this: -- To obtain entrance into the household
of Madame Henrietta for a woman devoted to himself, who was intelligent, young, handsome, and intriguing; to learn, by means of this woman, all the feminine secrets of the young household
, whilst he, Malicorne, and his friend Manicamp, should, between them, know all the male secrets of the young community.
In every Circular or Polygonal household
it has been a habit from time immemorial -- and now has become a kind of instinct among the women of our higher classes -- that the mothers and daughters should constantly keep their eyes and mouths towards their husband and his male friends; and for a lady in a family of distinction to turn her back upon her husband would be regarded as a kind of portent, involving loss of STATUS.
In those days a boy became a page in a great household
very much as he might now become an office-boy in a large merchant's office.
It seems to me the utmost folly for a woman at the head of a household
, and the mother of children, to spend in an atelier days which would be better employed contriving for the comfort of her family.
She, his Dolly, forever fussing and worrying over household
details, and limited in her ideas, as he considered, was sitting perfectly still with the letter in her hand, looking at him with an expression of horror, despair, and indignation.
We may mention that Gania was no longer mentioned in the Epanchin household
any more than the prince was; but that a certain circumstance in connection with the fatal evening at Nastasia's house became known to the general, and, in fact, to all the family the very next day.
To this household
, Your Highness," the detective repeated.
Here Clare had plenty of space, and could often be heard by the dairy-folk pacing up and down when the household
had gone to rest.
When Pierre had gone and the members of the household
met together, they began to express their opinions of him as people always do after a new acquaintance has left, but as seldom happens, no one said anything but what was good of him.
Henceforth, safe across the river, I shall see forever more A beloved, household
spirit Waiting for me on the shore.
After having shown the public spirit of this praiseworthy little animal as a member of a community, and his amiable and exemplary conduct as the father of a family, we grieve to record the perils with which he is environed, and the snares set for him and his painstaking household
On the household
side, chambers of presence and ordinary entertainments, with some bed-chambers; and let all three sides be a double house, without thorough lights on the sides, that you may have rooms from the sun, both for forenoon and afternoon.