Say I am seventeen, and say that seventeen is young for the eldest
Miss Larkins, what of that?
The name seemed to strike them all; and, after speaking to her with great civility, the eldest
young lady observed aloud to the rest, "How excessively like her brother Miss Morland is!"
Mr Hayter had some property of his own, but it was insignificant compared with Mr Musgrove's; and while the Musgroves were in the first class of society in the country, the young Hayters would, from their parents' inferior, retired, and unpolished way of living, and their own defective education, have been hardly in any class at all, but for their connexion with Uppercross, this eldest
son of course excepted, who had chosen to be a scholar and a gentleman, and who was very superior in cultivation and manners to all the rest.
'Why, you're all covered with hoar-frost, old fellow!' said the eldest
brother, looking at Nikita's snow-covered face, eyes, and beard.
A council was now called, in which, after many debates, Molly still persisting that she would not go to service, it was at length resolved, that Goody Seagrim herself should wait on Miss Western, and endeavour to procure the place for her eldest
daughter, who declared great readiness to accept it: but Fortune, who seems to have been an enemy of this little family, afterwards put a stop to her promotion.
Then the gardener's eldest
son set out and thought to find the golden bird very easily; and when he had gone but a little way, he came to a wood, and by the side of the wood he saw a fox sitting; so he took his bow and made ready to shoot at it.
'The sisters saluted the holy man with becoming reverence, and the eldest
motioned him to a mossy seat beside them.
This circumstance was a growing attachment between her eldest
girl and the brother of Mrs.
Bennet had seen her eldest
daughter much admired by the Netherfield party.
Lord Holchester entered eagerly into politics before his eldest
son had been two minutes by his bedside.
brother was delighted with this proposal, and the two wicked wretches seized Ferko's loaf and ate it all up, while the poor boy was still asleep.
brother and I did all we could to dissuade him, but it was of no use.