Lady Hunstanton, I have such good news to tell you.
I am sure she would, Lady Hunstanton, if she knew Lord Illingworth had made me such an offer.
"My Lady Steyne," he said, "once more will you have the goodness to go to the desk and write that card for your dinner on Friday?"
"My Lord, I will not be present at it," Lady Gaunt said; "I will go home."
Sir Leicester is twenty years, full measure, older than my Lady
. He will never see sixty-five again, nor perhaps sixty-six, nor yet sixty-seven.
At this moment, while Lady
Janet is talking to Horace Holmcroft, something that has passed between them has set her thinking of the day when she took the first fatal step which committed her to the fraud.
Honour knew nothing of any acquaintance that subsisted between him and Lady
Bellaston, and she was almost the last person in the world to whom he would have communicated it.
Miss Pink, trembling between terror and indignation, acknowledged Lady
Lydiard's polite inquiry by a ceremonious bow, and an answer which administered by implication a dignified reproof.
'Ah!' exclaimed the old lady
. 'Well, it don't much matter.
It was an awkward coincidence that the bell of the Old South was just then tolling for a funeral; so that, instead of a gladsome peal with which it was customary to announce the arrival of distinguished strangers, Lady
Eleanore Rochcliffe was ushered by a doleful clang, as if calamity had come embodied in her beautiful person.
"Hold your tongue, and tell the lady
to go to the devil!"
"Sir John," she says, "I can't do without Gabriel Betteredge." "My lady
," says Sir John, "I can't do without him, either." That was his way with her--and that was how I went into his service.