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Constable

John. 1776--1837, English landscape painter, noted particularly for his skill in rendering atmospheric effects of changing light
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They said that there were two constables, in a town a little piece ahead, who would go in with 'em to get 'em taken up, and the young woman was to be taken before a judge; and one of the fellows, who is small and smooth-spoken, was to swear to her for his property, and get her delivered over to him to take south.
One day I was listening to some conversation upon this subject when an American student said that for some time he had been under sentence for a slight breach of the peace and had promised the constable that he would presently find an unoccupied day and betake himself to prison.
The constable was disappointed, and also perplexed.
By this time, the three constables rode up, and in great haste dis- mounted, tied their horses, and met Master William and Mr.
And you will tell him I will publish the report of Bois-Robert and the Marquis de Beautru, upon the interview which the duke had at the residence of Madame the Constable with the queen on the evening Madame the Constable gave a masquerade.
It seems that some days since Councillor Bachaumont remarked at the palace that rebels and agitators reminded him of schoolboys slinging -- qui frondent -- stones from the moats round Paris, young urchins who run off the moment the constable appears, only to return to their diversion the instant his back is turned.
Then checking himself on the point of betraying too great an intimacy with Jacob's habits, he added "You watch him, while I run for the constable.
An' he's a stout- hearted feller too, for when we saw the old tree all afire a- comin' across the fields one night, an' we thought as it war a boguy, Seth made no more ado, but he up to't as bold as a constable.
The sheriff was absent, summoning in person the grand inquest for the county; the deputy who resided in the village was riding on the same errand, in a different part of the settlement; and the regular constable of the township had been selected for his station from motives of charity, being lame of a leg.
And on one of these rambles down swooped Constable Cobb, the village policeman, pointing out that, contrary to regulations, the puppy had no collar.
Snagsby descends and finds the two 'prentices intently contemplating a police constable, who holds a ragged boy by the arm.
But if any constable finds too many men against him, let him sound a horn, and then let each band within hearing come with all speed and join the party that calls them.