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  • Ah, could I have the honour of being your domestic!  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Receive me as your domestic, and I will serve you well.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • No, it must be sought within the confines of domestic bliss.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • And then Caddy Jellyby came down, and Caddy brought such a packet of domestic news that it gave us abundant occupation.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • There was great domestic trouble and amazement, you may suppose; I leave you to imagine, Sir Leicester, the husband's grief.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • My domestic happiness is very great—at least, it's as great as can be expected, I'm sure— but my little woman is rather given to jealousy.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The trooper yielding to this invitation, he and Mr. Bagnet, not to embarrass the domestic preparations, go forth to take a turn up and down the little street, which they promenade with measured tread and folded arms, as if it were a rampart.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Such a mean mission as the domestic mission was the very last thing to be endured among them; indeed, Miss Wisk informed us, with great indignation, before we sat down to breakfast, that the idea of woman's mission lying chiefly in the narrow sphere of home was an outrageous slander on the part of her tyrant, man.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • At first Mrs. Bagnet trusts to the combined endearments of Quebec and Malta to restore him, but finding those young ladies sensible that their existing Bluffy is not the Bluffy of their usual frolicsome acquaintance, she winks off the light infantry and leaves him to deploy at leisure on the open ground of the domestic hearth.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • …it comes to pass that Mr. George does not again rise to his full height in that parlour until the time is drawing on when the bassoon and fife are expected by a British public at the theatre; and as it takes time even then for Mr. George, in his domestic character of Bluffy, to take leave of Quebec and Malta and insinuate a sponsorial shilling into the pocket of his godson with felicitations on his success in life, it is dark when Mr. George again turns his face towards Lincoln's Inn…  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I believe that nothing belonging to the family which it had been possible to break was unbroken at the time of those preparations for Caddy's marriage, that nothing which it had been possible to spoil in any way was unspoilt, and that no domestic object which was capable of collecting dirt, from a dear child's knee to the door-plate, was without as much dirt as could well accumulate upon it.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • …licenses Mr. Snagsby's entertainments, and acknowledges no responsibility as to what she thinks fit to provide for dinner, insomuch that she is the high standard of comparison among the neighbouring wives a long way down Chancery Lane on both sides, and even out in Holborn, who in any domestic passages of arms habitually call upon their husbands to look at the difference between their (the wives') position and Mrs. Snagsby's, and their (the husbands') behaviour and Mr. Snagsby's.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • CHAPTER XXI The Smallweed Family In a rather ill-favoured and ill-savoured neighbourhood, though one of its rising grounds bears the name of Mount Pleasant, the Elfin Smallweed, christened Bartholomew and known on the domestic hearth as Bart, passes that limited portion of his time on which the office and its contingencies have no claim.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • CHAPTER XL National and Domestic England has been in a dreadful state for some weeks.  (not reviewed by editor)

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