Another early favorite (for we must remember that Rebecca's only knowledge of the great world of poetry consisted
of the selections in vogue in school readers) was:--
My master's family consisted
of two sons, Andrew and Richard; one daughter, Lucretia, and her hus- band, Captain Thomas Auld.
It chiefly consisted
of household linen, plate, china, and books, with a handsome pianoforte of Marianne's.
From every enjoyment I was, of course, excluded: my share of the gaiety consisted
in witnessing the daily apparelling of Eliza and Georgiana, and seeing them descend to the drawing-room, dressed out in thin muslin frocks and scarlet sashes, with hair elaborately ringletted; and afterwards, in listening to the sound of the piano or the harp played below, to the passing to and fro of the butler and footman, to the jingling of glass and china as refreshments were handed, to the broken hum of conversation as the drawing-room door opened and closed.
The whole furniture consisted
of a chair, a clothes-press, and a large oak case, with squares cut out near the top resembling coach windows.
The apartments consisted
of two rooms on the first floor.
His stock consisted
of a wooden stool, made out of a broken-backed chair cut down, which stool, young Jerry, walking at his father's side, carried every morning to beneath the banking-house window that was nearest Temple Bar: where, with the addition of the first handful of straw that could be gleaned from any passing vehicle to keep the cold and wet from the odd-job-man's feet, it formed the encampment for the day.
His answer was not cheering to my spirits, for it consisted
of two dismal words, 'With whopping.
Besides being possessed by my sister's idea that a mortifying and penitential character ought to be imparted to my diet - besides giving me as much crumb as possible in combination with as little butter, and putting such a quantity of warm water into my milk that it would have been more candid to have left the milk out altogether - his conversation consisted
of nothing but arithmetic.
They paid no further attention to me and I was thus permitted to remain close and watch their operations, which consisted
in breaking an opening in the wall of the incubator large enough to permit of the exit of the young Martians.
Our neighbourhood was small, for it consisted
only of your Mother.
The instruments provided for the journey consisted
of two barometers, two thermometers, two compasses, a sextant, two chronometers, an artificial horizon, and an altazimuth, to throw out the height of distant and inaccessible objects.