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.
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
But the Honest Man explained that as he was merely the agent of a company of other honest men it was none of his affair; and when the officers came to serve him with a subpoena he hid himself behind his back and wiled away the dragging hours of retirement
and inaction by picking his own pockets.
I was told by the village doctor, about the only person with whom he held any relations, that during his retirement
he had devoted himself to a single line of study, the result of which he had expounded in a book that did not commend itself to the approval of his professional brethren, who, indeed, considered him not entirely sane.
He surrounded the whole--being a man singularly jealous of any intrusion on his retirement
, or of any chance observation of his ways and habits--with a high wall, which cost a large sum of money, and which was rightly considered a dismal and hideous object by the neighbors.
She had secured one half hour of retirement
in her own room, designing to devote that interval to the writing of her confession, in the form of a letter addressed to Julian Gray.
I answered composedly all inquiries respecting my health; and whatever was unusual in my look or manner was generally attributed to the trifling indisposition that had occasioned my early retirement
The first year of her widowhood was just at an end, and she had past it in a good deal of retirement
, seeing only a few particular friends, and dividing her time between her devotions and novels, of which she was always extremely fond.
She lives in the strictest retirement