Godfrey


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Godfrey

when the impecunious socialite is hired as a butler, he and his mistress fall in love. [Am. Cinema: My Man Godfrey in Halliwell]
See: Butler
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Hold your tongue about Miss Nancy, you fool," said Godfrey, turning red, "else I'll throttle you.
I'll tell you what it is," said Godfrey, quivering, and pale again, "my patience is pretty near at an end.
Dunsey perceived that he had overshot his mark, and that there was a point at which even the hesitating Godfrey might be driven into decision.
As I have said, I am the skipper of the Rugger team of Cambridge 'Varsity, and Godfrey Staunton is my best man.
He never allowed Godfrey a shilling in his life, for he is an absolute miser, but it will all come to him right enough.
Sherlock Holmes was a past-master in the art of putting a humble witness at his ease, and very soon, in the privacy of Godfrey Staunton's abandoned room, he had extracted all that the porter had to tell.
Lieutenant Godfrey was already attacking his breakfast.
Ask those chaps at The Hague," Lieutenant Godfrey answered.
Fentolin," Lieutenant Godfrey shouted, "and many thanks.
Godfrey in her bed-room; represented speaking at a public meeting, with all his hair blown out by the breath of his own eloquence, and his eyes, most lovely, charming the money out of your pockets.
As the deceased had taken no further notice of his nephew in his lifetime, than sending to his eldest boy (who had been christened after him, on desperate speculation) a silver spoon in a morocco case, which, as he had not too much to eat with it, seemed a kind of satire upon his having been born without that useful article of plate in his mouth, Mr Godfrey Nickleby could, at first, scarcely believe the tidings thus conveyed to him.
With a portion of this property Mr Godfrey Nickleby purchased a small farm, near Dawlish in Devonshire, whither he retired with his wife and two children, to live upon the best interest he could get for the rest of his money, and the little produce he could raise from his land.