seven-and-twenty love

seven-and-twenty

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  • I know of nobody that is coming, I am sure, unless Charlotte Lucas should happen to call in, since she is an unmarried woman of seven-and-twenty, and as such should expect little more than a crust of bread washed down with a cup of loneliness.

    The Road Not Taken · Pride & Prejudice & Zombies

  • And indeed as you shall know, I had slept not for seven-and-twenty hours, and had scarce ceased to labour in all that time.

    The Night Land

  • This young person was evidently more than seven-and-twenty.

    Scenes from a Courtesan's Life

  • Mademoiselle Clotilde Frederique, at this time seven-and-twenty years of age, was deeply in love with Lucien de Rubempre.

    Scenes from a Courtesan's Life

  • Rhodes, at the head now of seven-and-twenty vessels.

    Hellenica

  • The daughter, a big, heavy young woman of seven-and-twenty, was supposed to be a good performer on the piano, and her mother praised her in season and out of season in the clumsiest way.

    Two Poets

  • With the exception of this poor place, there is not a cottage on the banks of the lake, or near it (for nobody dare sleep there); not a boat upon its waters; not a stick or stake to break the dismal monotony of seven-and-twenty watery miles.

    Pictures from Italy

  • The Count protested to him that the King would be charmed to know him; and added, that one of his operas (for it must be told that our little friend was a vaudeville-maker by trade) had been acted seven-and-twenty times at the theatre at Potsdam.

    The Paris Sketch Book

  • British parent that a bad marriage with its aversions is better than free womanhood with its interests, dignity, and leisure, she had consented to marry the elderly wine-merchant as a pis aller, at the age of seven-and-twenty — some three years before this date — to find afterwards that she had made a mistake.

    Life's Little Ironies

  • If my Lady Maria was born under George I., and his Majesty George II. had been thirty years on the throne, how could she be seven-and-twenty, as she told Harry

    The Virginians

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