she asked, as Beth brought up a pile of snowy muslins
, fresh from Hannah's hands.
Harriet, tempted by every thing and swayed by half a word, was always very long at a purchase; and while she was still hanging over muslins
and changing her mind, Emma went to the door for amusement.
Her innocent white muslin
apron was a little domestic poem in itself.
With which words she hurried into the house, as if to shake off the responsibility of my appearance; and left me standing at the garden-gate, looking disconsolately over the top of it towards the parlour window, where a muslin
curtain partly undrawn in the middle, a large round green screen or fan fastened on to the windowsill, a small table, and a great chair, suggested to me that my aunt might be at that moment seated in awful state.
I think Miss Pocket was conscious that the sight of me involved her in the danger of being goaded to madness, and perhaps tearing off her cap - which was a very hideous one, in the nature of a muslin
mop - and strewing the ground with her hair - which assuredly had never grown on her head.
But Miss Nancy had no sooner made her curtsy than an elderly lady came forward, whose full white muslin
kerchief, and mob-cap round her curls of smooth grey hair, were in daring contrast with the puffed yellow satins and top-knotted caps of her neighbours.
One morning he was sitting in his usual place with his basket before him, waiting to be hired, when a tall young lady, covered with a long muslin
veil, came up to him and said, "Pick up your basket and follow me.
She was cut out of paper, but she had on a dress of the finest muslin
, with a scarf of narrow blue ribbon round her shoulders, fastened in the middle with a glittering rose made of gold paper, which was as large as her head.
ONCE upon a time there was a very beautiful doll's house; it was red brick with white windows, and it had real muslin
curtains and a front door and a chimney.
Their eyes were immediately wandering up in the street in quest of the officers, and nothing less than a very smart bonnet indeed, or a really new muslin
in a shop window, could recall them.
I found myself in a salon with a very well-painted, highly varnished floor; chairs and sofas covered with white draperies, a green porcelain stove, walls hung with pictures in gilt frames, a gilt pendule and other ornaments on the mantelpiece, a large lustre pendent from the centre of the ceiling, mirrors, consoles, muslin
curtains, and a handsome centre table completed the inventory of furniture.
The wind blew through Tess's white muslin
to her very skin, and her washed hair flew out behind.