- "No," said Maggie, "I can do nothing more difficult or more elegant than shirt-making."6.2 -- Book 6 Chapter 2 -- First Impressions (56% in)
- ...wife of a poor curate contrives, under all her disadvantages, to dress extremely well, and to have a style of coiffure which requires that her nurse shall occasionally officiate as lady's-maid; when, moreover, her dinner-parties and her drawing-room show that effort at elegance and completeness of appointment to which ordinary women might imagine a large income necessary, it would be unreasonable to expect of her that she should employ a second nurse, or even act as a nurse herself.2.1 -- Book 2 Chapter 1 -- Tom's "First Half" (55% in)
- It was not that any harm could be said concerning the vicar of that charming rural parish to which Dorlcote Mill belonged; he was a man of excellent family, an irreproachable bachelor, of elegant pursuits,—had taken honors, and held a fellowship.4.1 -- Book 4 Chapter 1 -- A Variation of Protestantism Unknown to Bossuet (94% in)
- Comparing herself with elegant, wealthy young ladies, it had not occurred to her that she could produce any effect with her person.5.1 -- Book 5 Chapter 1 -- In the Red Deeps (38% in)
- In fact, the perfect fitness of this ancient building for an admirable modern purpose, that made charity truly elegant, and led through vanity up to the supply of a deficit, was so striking that hardly a person entered the room without exchanging the remark more than once.6.9 -- Book 6 Chapter 9 -- Charity in Full-Dress (9% in)
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