He set up fur a gentleman, this Compeyson, and he'd been to a public boarding-school and had learning.
To judge from appearances, you're out of luck,' says Compeyson to me.
I went to Compeyson next night, same place, and Compeyson took me on to be his man and pardner.
Him and Compeyson had been in a bad thing with a rich lady some years afore, and they'd made a pot of money by it; but Compeyson betted and gamed, and he'd have run through the king's taxes.
Arthur lived at the top of Compeyson's house (over nigh Brentford it was), and Compeyson kept a careful account agen him for board and lodging, in case he should ever get better to work it out.
Not to go into the things that Compeyson planned, and I done - which 'ud take a week - I'll simply say to you, dear boy, and Pip's comrade, that that man got me into such nets as made me his black slave.
The time wi' Compeyson was a'most as hard a time as ever I had; that said, all's said.
At last, me and Compeyson was both committed for felony - on a charge of putting stolen notes in circulation - and there was other charges behind.
When we was put in the dock, I noticed first of all what a gentleman Compeyson looked, wi' his curly hair and his black clothes and his white pocket-handkercher, and what a common sort of a wretch I looked.
I had said to Compeyson that I'd smash that face of his, and I swore Lord smash mine
By my boy, I was giv to understand as Compeyson was out on them marshes too.
Compeyson is the man who professed to be Miss Havisham's lover.