She gave a light dry laugh, tossing back her head a little as she made this declaration
This avowal was considered so honourable to Tim, that neither Mrs Nickleby nor Miss La Creevy could sufficiently extol it; and stimulated by their praises, Tim launched out into several other declarations
also manifesting the disinterestedness of his heart, and a great devotion to the fair sex: which were received with no less approbation.
In view of her declarations
and my sage remarks it was very unexpected.
There is no knowing into what declarations
of love and ardour the tumultuous passions of Mr.
It informs the declarations
of her statesmen, the theories of her revolutionists, and the mystic vaticinations of prophets to the point of making freedom look like a form of debauch, and the Christian virtues themselves appear actually indecent.
Mr Willet, who appeared to entertain strong doubts whether a customer in a laced coat and fine linen could be supposed to have any acquaintance even with the existence of such unpolite gentry as the bird claimed to belong to, took Barnaby off at this juncture, with the view of preventing any other improper declarations
, and quitted the room with his very best bow.
He, therefore, first requesting Mr Pancks to remember his voluntary declaration
that his proprietor had no part in the disclosure, and that his own intentions were good (two declarations
which that coaly little gentleman with the greatest ardour repeated), openly told him that as to the Dorrit lineage or former place of habitation, he had no information to communicate, and that his knowledge of the family did not extend beyond the fact that it appeared to be now reduced to five members; namely, to two brothers, of whom one was single, and one a widower with three children.
Brittles, being called in, involved himself and his respected superior in such a wonderful maze of fresh contradictions and impossibilities, as tended to throw no particular light on anything, but the fact of his own strong mystification; except, indeed, his declarations
that he shouldn't know the real boy, if he were put before him that instant; that he had only taken Oliver to be he, because Mr.
In the defensive declarations
and pretended confessions of murderers, the pursuing shadow of this torture may be traced through every lie they tell.
As, according to her own statement, this surgical operation was a matter of daily occurrence in the cabin, the declaration
no whit abated the merriment, till every one had roared and tumbled and danced themselves down to a state of composure.
They say the fathers, in 1776, signed the Declaration
of Independence with the halter about their necks.
She wished she might be able to keep him from an absolute declaration