1 There was nothing he didn't offer, from his own dressing gown to himself as escort.
2 No, I wouldn't, for the smart caps won't match the plain gowns without any trimming on them.
3 Mr. Bhaer left it all to her, so she chose a pretty gown for Tina, and then ordered out the shawls.
4 "A stunning blow from the big Greek lexicon, which an old fellow in a black gown fired at him," said Ned.
5 So she made her wedding gown herself, sewing into it the tender hopes and innocent romances of a girlish heart.
6 You won't stop, I know, as long as you can trail round in a white gown with your hair down, and wear gold-paper jewelry.
7 Then Meg ordered home the greatcoat, and when John arrived, she put it on, and asked him how he liked her new silk gown.
8 It flew open, and there he stood in his dressing gown, with a big blue sock on one hand and a darning needle in the other.
9 "Any more than it's proper to wear all your bonnets and gowns and ribbons at once, that folks may know you've got them," added Jo, and the lecture ended in a laugh.
10 Now Florence's mama hadn't a particle of taste, and Amy suffered deeply at having to wear a red instead of a blue bonnet, unbecoming gowns, and fussy aprons that did not fit.
11 It's like other people, you know, and I always envy girls who do such things, I'm so fond of luxury, said Meg, trying to decide which of two shabby gowns was the least shabby.
12 The Duke's Daughter paid the butcher's bill, A Phantom Hand put down a new carpet, and the Curse of the Coventrys proved the blessing of the Marches in the way of groceries and gowns.
13 Jo was in her element that day, and rushed about, with her gown pinned up, and her hat anywhere but on her head, and her baby tucked under her arm, ready for any lively adventure which might turn up.
14 "I declare, it really seems like being a fine young lady, to come home from the party in a carriage and sit in my dressing gown with a maid to wait on me," said Meg, as Jo bound up her foot with arnica and brushed her hair.
15 When her heart got heavy with longings for Mother or fears for Father, she went away into a certain closet, hid her face in the folds of a dear old gown, and made her little moan and prayed her little prayer quietly by herself.
16 Don't laugh at the spinsters, dear girls, for often very tender, tragic romances are hidden away in the hearts that beat so quietly under the sober gowns, and many silent sacrifices of youth, health, ambition, love itself, make the faded faces beautiful in God's sight.
17 But by-and-by, when the teething worry was over and the idols went to sleep at proper hours, leaving Mamma time to rest, she began to miss John, and find her workbasket dull company, when he was not sitting opposite in his old dressing gown, comfortably scorching his slippers on the fender.
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