Fledgeby

Fledgeby

cowardly and deceitful moneylender. [Br. Lit.: Our Mutual Friend]
See: Usury
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You must know, you dearly beloved little goose, that once upon a time there was a certain person called young Fledgeby.
So this young Fledgeby goes to that Alfred Lammle and says--'
With that advantage, Sophronia flattered her and rallied her more successfully, and then the insinuating Alfred flattered her and rallied her, and promised that at any moment when she might require that service at his hands, he would take young Fledgeby out and trample on him.
Warm weather, Mrs Lammle,' said Fascination Fledgeby.
Perhaps not,' said Fascination Fledgeby, with great quickness of repartee; 'but I expect it will be devilish warm to-morrow.
Some people,' said Fascination Fledgeby, 'are accustomed to take long drives; but it generally appears to me that if they make 'em too long, they overdo it.
Mrs Lammle flew to embrace her darling little Georgy, and when the first transports were over, presented Mr Fledgeby.
Mr Lammle's utmost powers of sparkling were in requisition to-day, for Fascination Fledgeby and Georgiana not only struck each other speechless, but struck each other into astonishing attitudes; Georgiana, as she sat facing Fledgeby, making such efforts to conceal her elbows as were totally incompatible with the use of a knife and fork; and Fledgeby, as he sat facing Georgiana, avoiding her countenance by every possible device, and betraying the discomposure of his mind in feeling for his whiskers with his spoon, his wine glass, and his bread.
I beg your pardon, Alfred, my dear, but I cannot part with Mr Fledgeby quite yet; you must wait for him a moment.
We were discussing then,' said Mrs Lammle, 'if you MUST know, Alfred, whether Mr Fledgeby was in his usual flow of spirits.
Precisely,' exclaimed Mrs Lammle, 'what I said to Mr Fledgeby.
Oh, Mr Fledgeby,' said Mrs Lammle, 'to desert me in that way