Besides the great dinners, there were sports and hunting, and dances, and amusements of all sorts.
It was mixed up with their daily home-life, and formed part of their amusements, meetings, and celebrations of every kind.
And so, amid the shopping, the festivals, the amusements of the great cities, the women find their lives varied in many ways.
But at Oyster Bay our great and permanent amusements were rowing and sailing; I do not care for the latter, and am fond of the former.
Drinking is here the principal relaxation of the men, including smoking, but the women are very abstemious, though they have no public amusements as a substitute.
He worked so hard at his amusements that he was as bad a lover as a barrister who has to be in Court all day,--almost as bad as a sailor who is always going round the world.
His cheerfulness was so great, and his conversation and amusements ran so much in their usual strain, that, notwithstanding all bad symptoms, many people could not believe he was dying.
The united efforts of his two unfeeling sisters and of his overpowering friend, assisted by the attractions of Miss Darcy and the amusements of London might be too much, she feared, for the strength of his attachment.
Monsieur then approached them, saying, in a hoarse tone of voice, "I am delighted; I came here expecting to find you ill and low-spirited, and I find you abandoning yourself to new amusements; really, it is most fortunate.