I summoned strength to ask what had caused this calamity.
But at that moment the summons sounded for dinner; all re-entered the house.
He snuffed round the prostrate group, and then he ran up to me; it was all he could do, — there was no other help at hand to summon.
I asked of the waiter who answered the summons.
Unused as I was to strangers, it was rather a trial to appear thus formally summoned in Mr. Rochester’s presence.
Tea over and the tray removed, she again summoned us to the fire; we sat one on each side of her, and now a conversation followed between her and Helen, which it was indeed a privilege to be admitted to hear.
But, Jane, I summon you as my wife: it is you only I intend to marry.
At last coffee is brought in, and the gentlemen are summoned.
Meantime, Mr. Rochester had again summoned the ladies round him, and was selecting certain of their number to be of his party.
I did not need to be guided to the well-known room, to which I had so often been summoned for chastisement or reprimand in former days.
He duly summoned me to his presence in the evening.
And then, to my great relief, Mr. Henry Lynn summoned them to the other side of the room, to settle some point about the deferred excursion to Hay Common.
The superintendent of Lowood (for such was this lady) having taken her seat before a pair of globes placed on one of the tables, summoned the first class round her, and commenced giving a lesson on geography; the lower classes were called by the teachers: repetitions in history, grammar, &c.
The want of his animating influence appeared to be peculiarly felt one day that he had been summoned to Millcote on business, and was not likely to return till late.
Adele, indeed, no sooner saw Mrs. Fairfax, than she summoned her to her sofa, and there quickly filled her lap with the porcelain, the ivory, the waxen contents of her "boite;" pouring out, meantime, explanations and raptures in such broken English as she was mistress of.
Summoning Mary, I soon had the room in more cheerful order: I prepared him, likewise, a comfortable repast.
It was as if I had heard a summons from Heaven — as if a visionary messenger, like him of Macedonia, had enounced, "Come over and help us!"
Impatiently I waited for evening, when I might summon you to my presence.
It was the fifteenth of January, about nine o’clock in the morning: Bessie was gone down to breakfast; my cousins had not yet been summoned to their mama; Eliza was putting on her bonnet and warm garden-coat to go and feed her poultry, an occupation of which she was fond: and not less so of selling the eggs to the housekeeper and hoarding up the money she thus obtained.
Or who, that ever was truly called, believed himself worthy of the summons?
It was from companionship with this baby-phantom I had been roused on that moonlight night when I heard the cry; and it was on the afternoon of the day following I was summoned downstairs by a message that some one wanted me in Mrs. Fairfax’s room.
You will not be summoned to leave England sooner than you expected?
Reader, it was on Monday night — near midnight — that I too had received the mysterious summons: those were the very words by which I replied to it.
Mrs. Fairfax was summoned to give information respecting the resources of the house in shawls, dresses, draperies of any kind; and certain wardrobes of the third storey were ransacked, and their contents, in the shape of brocaded and hooped petticoats, satin sacques, black modes, lace lappets, &c.
I never seemed in his way; he did not take fits of chilling hauteur: when he met me unexpectedly, the encounter seemed welcome; he had always a word and sometimes a smile for me: when summoned by formal invitation to his presence, I was honoured by a cordiality of reception that made me feel I really possessed the power to amuse him, and that these evening conferences were sought as much for his pleasure as for my benefit.
The feeling was not like an electric shock, but it was quite as sharp, as strange, as startling: it acted on my senses as if their utmost activity hitherto had been but torpor, from which they were now summoned and forced to wake.
"Ere many days," I said, as I terminated my musings, "I will know something of him whose voice seemed last night to summon me.
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I was summoned to the principal’s office.
I summoned all my courage and walked into the room.