Macallan had recovered from the effects of his accident--I found that she was carrying on a clandestine
correspondence with him by means of her maid.
He alone, of the men in attendance, had contrived to combine a sufficient appearance of waiting on the company with a clandestine
attention to his own personal need of refreshment.
The marriage, necessarily clandestine
, took place in
What on earth possesses him to make a clandestine
match of it?
Linzie off to consult his friend in the Temple on the law of clandestine
The bargain being thus struck, the lad turned aside into the Bristol road, and Sophia set forward in pursuit of Jones, highly contrary to the remonstrances of Mrs Honour, who had much more desire to see London than to see Mr Jones: for indeed she was not his friend with her mistress, as he had been guilty of some neglect in certain pecuniary civilities, which are by custom due to the waiting-gentlewoman in all love affairs, and more especially in those of a clandestine
She had, unfortunately, failed, and felt herself condemned to be for ever at the mercy of this unscrupulous wretch who was continually demanding her presence at clandestine
Bute Crawley, numbed with midnight travelling, and warming herself at the newly crackling parlour fire, heard from Miss Briggs the intelligence of the clandestine
marriage, she declared it was quite providential that she should have arrived at such a time to assist poor dear Miss Crawley in supporting the shock--that Rebecca was an artful little hussy of whom she had always had her suspicions; and that as for Rawdon Crawley, she never could account for his aunt's infatuation regarding him, and had long considered him a profligate, lost, and abandoned being.
Clements, I had thought it the strangest and most unaccountable of all places for Sir Percival to select for a clandestine
meeting with the clerk's wife.
had said something to him of it; that he hoped it was no clandestine
business; that he seemed to be a grave gentleman, and he supposed madam was not a girl, so that the consent of friends should be wanted.
I merely wished you to know, my dear, that I should not have allowed my young friend to see you in this clandestine
way, if the situation in which you are placed had left him any alternative; and, lest the impropriety of this step should cause you any uneasiness, my love, it may be a satisfaction to you, to know that I am present.
Now, then, Maggie, there are but two courses for you to take,--either you vow solemnly to me, with your hand on my father's Bible, that you will never have another meeting or speak another word in private with Philip Wakem, or you refuse, and I tell my father everything; and this month, when by my exertions he might be made happy once more, you will cause him the blow of knowing that you are a disobedient, deceitful daughter, who throws away her own respectability by clandestine
meetings with the son of a man that has helped to ruin her father.