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He is getting on beautifully with his French; for though I don't think the place is so good as papa supposed, yet Harold is so immensely clever that he can scarcely help learning.
When I am dead, papa, then you will think of me, and do it for my sake.
In ten minutes' time the note is written, and the boots of Papa are creaking themselves away in the passage outside.
Then papa will know what it is to live with a woman who claims all her rights.
Papa is to speak to me as soon as we are at home again, and my married life is to begin with the New Year.
If I am unluckily obliged to carry a cap about with me, which is yours and fits you,' pursued Mrs Gowan, 'don't blame me for its pattern, Papa Meagles, I beg
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.
But you must hold your tongue about MY uncle; he's my uncle, remember; and I'll scold papa for quarrelling with him.
It's because Papa wanted to give up all the carts to the wounded," said Petya.
My papa play for his wedding, and he give my papa fine gun, and my papa give you.
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
Well," said she, "this is--most surprising--most painful--most extraordinary--what will Papa say?