Thirteen years had seen her mistress of Kellynch Hall, presiding and directing with a self-possession and decision which could never have given the idea of her being younger than she was.
No, except when she thought of her mother, and remembered where she had been used to sit and preside, she had no sigh of that description to heave.
You are your mother’s self in countenance and disposition; and if I might be allowed to fancy you such as she was, in situation and name, and home, presiding and blessing in the same spot, and only superior to her in being more highly valued!
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She will preside over the meeting.
At a sign from the presiding judge, one of the court officers led her away,