It was by far the largest single donation which up to that time the school had ever received. It came at a time when an unusually long period had passed since we had received any money.
A short time ago we received twenty thousand dollars from Mr.
"Sir," said Gentleman Jones, smoothing down his wristbands again, and addressing me blandly as I lay on the floor, "I have the honor to inform you that you have now received your first lesson in politeness.
"Sir," said Gentleman Jones, making me a bow, "you have now received your first lesson in morality.
Soon after this I returned to Fremona, and had great hopes of accompanying the patriarch to the court; but, when we were almost setting out, received the command of the superior of the mission to stay at Fremona, with a charge of the house there, and of all the Catholics that were dispersed over the kingdom of Tigre, an employment very ill-proportioned to my abilities.
While I was entirely taken up with the duties of my ministry, the viceroy of Tigre received the commands of the Emperor to search for the bones of Don Christopher de Gama.
"If I have received it, Pelisson, I have paid it," said the surintendant, with a simplicity that went to the heart of all present.
Madame de Belliere had more strength, and was well paid for it; she received Fouquet's last kiss.
The whole was tied up for the benefit of this child, who, in occasional visits with his father and mother at Norland, had so far gained on the affections of his uncle, by such attractions as are by no means unusual in children of two or three years old; an imperfect articulation, an earnest desire of having his own way, many cunning tricks, and a great deal of noise, as to outweigh all the value of all the attention which, for years, he had received from his niece and her daughters.
Dashwood's situation, with only common feelings, must have been highly unpleasing;-- but in HER mind there was a sense of honor so keen, a generosity so romantic, that any offence of the kind, by whomsoever given or received, was to her a source of immoveable disgust.
So I told him of my escape and of my fortunate meeting with the king's grooms, and how kindly I had been received at the palace.
My family received me with as much joy as I felt upon seeing them once more.