Clouded cotton stockings, and shoes, on one of the latter of which was a plated spur, completed
the costume of the lower extremity of this figure, no curve or angle of which was concealed, but, on the other hand, studiously exhibited, through the vanity or simplicity of its owner.
A very few minutes more, however, completed
the present trial.
One other short call in Harley Street, in which Elinor received her brother's congratulations on their travelling so far towards Barton without any expense, and on Colonel Brandon's being to follow them to Cleveland in a day or two, completed
the intercourse of the brother and sisters in town;--and a faint invitation from Fanny, to come to Norland whenever it should happen to be in their way, which of all things was the most unlikely to occur, with a more warm, though less public, assurance, from John to Elinor, of the promptitude with which he should come to see her at Delaford, was all that foretold any meeting in the country.
her task, she rose to draw down the blind, which she had hitherto kept up, by way, I suppose, of making the most of daylight, though dusk was now fast deepening into total obscurity.
Miss Vanstone had already reached the first maturity of womanhood; she had completed
her six-and-twentieth year.
All round this they had cleared a wide space, and then the thing was completed
by a paling six feet high, without door or opening, too strong to pull down without time and labour and too open to shelter the besiegers.
Of these one of the very first that occurred to me was, that there is seldom so much perfection in works composed of many separate parts, upon which different hands had been employed, as in those completed
by a single master.
In the next place, the abuses would often have completed
their mischievous effects before the remedial provision would be applied.
Who knows, perhaps he only loves that edifice from a distance, and is by no means in love with it at close quarters; perhaps he only loves building it and does not want to live in it, but will leave it, when completed
, for the use of les animaux domestiques--such as the ants, the sheep, and so on.
The patron turned towards his vessel, which was rolling on the swell in the little harbor, and, with sails partly set, would be ready for sea when her toilet should be completed
With these he was to return to Astoria; take in the furs collected there, and, having completed
his cargo by trading along the coast, was to proceed to Canton.
The vehicle completed
its circular trip without his thinking to turn around once, and he went back to London delighted with the Lake of Geneva.