She has, however, the most extraordinary opinions--wishes to do away with the aristocracy, thinks it wrong that Arthur should have Kingscote when papa
"O, but, papa
, if anything should happen to you, what would become of them?
(English phrase again--ha!), send him off, bag and baggage, by the train to-morrow!' 'Stop, stop,' says Papa
; 'is he a foreigner, or an Englishman?' 'English to the bone of his back,' I answer.
"I admire Charlie's aunt very much, you know, and I think that she is a very useful and good person, but I don't think she would do as a wife for poor quiet papa
I heard papa
tell Richard that half his fortune should go to me on my wedding-day.
Meagles,' returned the Dowager, with an affable smile, but with the bloom on her cheeks standing out a little more vividly than usual as the neighbouring surface became paler,'probably not.'
"I feel that papa
is not quite pleased about our engagement," Rosamond continued, almost in a whisper; "and he said last night that he should certainly speak to you and say it must be given up."
"We were all very much surprised yesterday -- were we not, papa
? Frank is wonderfully lucky, isn't he?"
and sometimes bring papa
. Won't you be glad to see us?'
"It's because Papa
wanted to give up all the carts to the wounded," said Petya.
I planned the match from that hour; and when such success has blessed me in this instance, dear papa
, you cannot think that I shall leave off matchmaking."
Such was, and in such an attitude sat Miss Snevellicci's papa
, who had been in the profession ever since he had first played the ten- year-old imps in the Christmas pantomimes; who could sing a little, dance a little, fence a little, act a little, and do everything a little, but not much; who had been sometimes in the ballet, and sometimes in the chorus, at every theatre in London; who was always selected in virtue of his figure to play the military visitors and the speechless noblemen; who always wore a smart dress, and came on arm-in-arm with a smart lady in short petticoats,--and always did it too with such an air that people in the pit had been several times known to cry out 'Bravo!' under the impression that he was somebody.