"I want you to come here;" and seating himself in an arm-chair, he intimated by a gesture that I was to approach and stand before him.
The din was on the causeway: a horse was coming; the windings of the lane yet hid it, but it approached.
Miss Miller approaching, seemed to ask her a question, and having received her answer, went back to her place, and said aloud — "Monitor of the first class, fetch the globes!"
A dream had scarcely approached my ear, when it fled affrighted, scared by a marrow-freezing incident enough.
"Approach the table," said he; and I wheeled it to his couch.
It was three o’clock; the church bell tolled as I passed under the belfry: the charm of the hour lay in its approaching dimness, in the low-gliding and pale-beaming sun.
While sobbing out this wish in broken accents, some one approached: I started up — again Helen Burns was near me; the fading fires just showed her coming up the long, vacant room; she brought my coffee and bread.
Mr. Rochester must have been aware of the entrance of Mrs. Fairfax and myself; but it appeared he was not in the mood to notice us, for he never lifted his head as we approached.
Mrs. Reed occupied her usual seat by the fireside; she made a signal to me to approach; I did so, and she introduced me to the stony stranger with the words: "This is the little girl respecting whom I applied to you."
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It wanted but a few minutes of six, and shortly after that hour had struck, the distant roll of wheels announced the coming coach; I went to the door and watched its lamps approach rapidly through the gloom.
Some heavy clouds, swept from the sky by a rising wind, had left the moon bare; and her light, streaming in through a window near, shone full both on us and on the approaching figure, which we at once recognised as Miss Temple.
"Evening approaches," said I, as I looked towards the window.
A post-chaise was approaching.
He still waited; he held a key in his hand: approaching one of the small, black doors, he put it in the lock; he paused, and addressed me again.
The candle, wasted at last, went out; as it expired, I perceived streaks of grey light edging the window curtains: dawn was then approaching.
We were now approaching Thornfield.
It drew aside the window-curtain and looked out; perhaps it saw dawn approaching, for, taking the candle, it retreated to the door.
How near had I approached him at that moment!
She approached the basin, and bent over it as if to fill her pitcher; she again lifted it to her head.
Chance laid them somewhat apart; let them be once approached and bliss results.
Then he approached Mason, whom the surgeon was already handling.
I approached him, and said the gentlemen were coming; he nodded: then I looked carefully round and listened.
I approached the bed; I opened the curtains and leant over the high-piled pillows.
"Is that a portrait of some one you know?" asked Eliza, who had approached me unnoticed.
I approached my cheek to her lips: she would not touch it.
I started at first, and then I approached him.
(he stooped and approached his lips to my ear); "because, if you won’t, I’ll try violence."
It was with some trepidation that I perceived the hour approach when I was to repair with my charge to the drawing-room.
You are silly, because, suffer as you may, you will not beckon it to approach, nor will you stir one step to meet it where it waits you.
Tea ready, I was going to approach the table; but she desired me to sit still, quite in her old peremptory tones.
I did not like this iteration of one idea — this strange recurrence of one image, and I grew nervous as bedtime approached and the hour of the vision drew near.
Having invited Helen and me to approach the table, and placed before each of us a cup of tea with one delicious but thin morsel of toast, she got up, unlocked a drawer, and taking from it a parcel wrapped in paper, disclosed presently to our eyes a good-sized seed-cake.
It required some courage to disturb so interesting a party; my errand, however, was one I could not defer, so I approached the master where he stood at Miss Ingram’s side.
As this horse approached, and as I watched for it to appear through the dusk, I remembered certain of Bessie’s tales, wherein figured a North-of-England spirit called a "Gytrash," which, in the form of horse, mule, or large dog, haunted solitary ways, and sometimes came upon belated travellers, as this horse was now coming upon me.
Oh, this last hour, approaching in such horror!
Approaching the hearth, he asked, "If I was at last satisfied with housemaid’s work?"
Jane, I approached the verge of despair; a remnant of self-respect was all that intervened between me and the gulf.
Mr. Rivers now closed his book, approached the table, and, as he took a seat, fixed his blue pictorial-looking eyes full on me.
Diana and Mary Rivers became more sad and silent as the day approached for leaving their brother and their home.
I approached to take it: a welcome gift it was.
Then he approached the fire.
CHAPTER XXXIV It was near Christmas by the time all was settled: the season of general holiday approached.
Summer approached; Diana tried to cheer me: she said I looked ill, and wished to accompany me to the sea-side.
He started to his feet and approached me.
I went out and approached him as he stood leaning over the little gate; I spoke to the point at once.
"I hope we are friends," was the unmoved reply; while he still watched the rising of the moon, which he had been contemplating as I approached.
At this moment John approached him from some quarter.
I approached him with the now only half-filled glass; Pilot followed me, still excited.
Any enjoyment that bordered on riot seemed to approach me to her and her vices, and I eschewed it.
What business had I to approach the white door or touch the glittering knocker?
Amidst the silence of those solitary roads and desert hills, I heard it approach from a great distance.
"I care not in this moment sweet, Though all I have rushed o’er Should come on pinion, strong and fleet, Proclaiming vengeance sore: "Though haughty Hate should strike me down, Right, bar approach to me, And grinding Might, with furious frown, Swear endless enmity.
As she said this, she approached her tall person and ample garments so near the window, that I was obliged to bend back almost to the breaking of my spine: in her eagerness she did not observe me at first, but when she did, she curled her lip and moved to another casement.
But in his countenance I saw a change: that looked desperate and brooding — that reminded me of some wronged and fettered wild beast or bird, dangerous to approach in his sullen woe.
Too often she betrayed this, by the undue vent she gave to a spiteful antipathy she had conceived against little Adele: pushing her away with some contumelious epithet if she happened to approach her; sometimes ordering her from the room, and always treating her with coldness and acrimony.
I approached it; it was a road or a track: it led straight up to the light, which now beamed from a sort of knoll, amidst a clump of trees — firs, apparently, from what I could distinguish of the character of their forms and foliage through the gloom.
I found or devised something for you three weeks ago; but as you seemed both useful and happy here — as my sisters had evidently become attached to you, and your society gave them unusual pleasure — I deemed it inexpedient to break in on your mutual comfort till their approaching departure from Marsh End should render yours necessary.
I am a little deaf," returned the good lady, approaching her ear to my mouth.
One morning, being left alone with him a few minutes in the parlour, I ventured to approach the window-recess — which his table, chair, and desk consecrated as a kind of study — and I was going to speak, though not very well knowing in what words to frame my inquiry — for it is at all times difficult to break the ice of reserve glassing over such natures as his — when he saved me the trouble by being the first to commence a dialogue.
We saw him approach her; and then, ma’am, she yelled and gave a spring, and the next minute she lay smashed on the pavement."