But he never settled down anywhere for long because about twice a year, or even oftener, he had a drinking bout, and then besides spending all his clothes on drink he became turbulent and quarrelsome
It was quarrelsome
, and hissed and spluttered morosely at the fire.
He could not fail to see that the men with whom he was thrown in contact, rough-tongued, fierce and quarrelsome
as they were, were yet of deeper nature and of more service in the world than the ox-eyed brethren who rose and ate and slept from year's end to year's end in their own narrow, stagnant circle of existence.
Peter was said to be; and discharged servant girls told fearsome tales of her temper and stinginess, and her family of pert, quarrelsome
Being, however, of a rather violent and quarrelsome
mood in his cups, it is not impossible that he might have fallen out with her, either on this or some imaginary topic, if the young lady had not, with a foresight and prudence highly commendable, kept a boy up, on purpose, to bear the first brunt of the good gentleman's anger; which, having vented itself in a variety of kicks and cuffs, subsided sufficiently to admit of his being persuaded to go to bed.
That intensity of light, the physiological troubles which had arisen in him, the overexcitement of all his moral and quarrelsome
faculties-- he understood all.
To say truth, nothing is more erroneous than the common observation, that men who are ill-natured and quarrelsome
when they are drunk, are very worthy persons when they are sober: for drink, in reality, doth not reverse nature, or create passions in men which did not exist in them before.
, and harsh measures are necessary.
His first marriage with the daughter of the noble Binkie had been made under the auspices of his parents; and as he often told Lady Crawley in her lifetime she was such a confounded quarrelsome
high-bred jade that when she died he was hanged if he would ever take another of her sort, at her ladyship's demise he kept his promise, and selected for a second wife Miss Rose Dawson, daughter of Mr.
He had only not to refuse things, not to show jealousy, not to be quarrelsome
or take offense, all of which from his characteristic good nature he never did.
Lors, sister Glegg, don't be so quarrelsome
," said Mrs.
They brought some beer and spirits into the boat with them, and what with drinking freely before, and again now, were soon in a fair way of being quarrelsome