When we came within two leagues and a half of the King's court, he sent some messengers with his compliments
, and five mules for the chief of our company.
To this unexpected compliment
young Morton could do no more than bow in silence, for it was too flattering for a reply--and too true to deny.
"Then my compliment
ought to be eloquent," said Stephen, really not quite knowing what he said while Maggie looked at him, "seeing that the words were so far beneath the occasion."
But, in reality, we are not so fond of paying compliments
to these people, whom we use as children frequently do the instruments of their amusement; and have much more pleasure in hissing and buffeting them, than in admiring their excellence.
Even the white-lace girl paid her a languid little compliment
. They had supper in the big, beautifully decorated dining room; Diana and Jane were invited to partake of this, also, since they had come with Anne, but Billy was nowhere to be found, having decamped in mortal fear of some such invitation.
He waited, with exasperating composure, to hear what the proposed compliment
Elton's best compliments
, "that he was proposing to leave Highbury the following morning in his way to Bath; where, in compliance with the pressing entreaties of some friends, he had engaged to spend a few weeks, and very much regretted the impossibility he was under, from various circumstances of weather and business, of taking a personal leave of Mr.
always take YOU by surprise, and ME never.
He then told me, mixing in his speech a few insolent compliments
and ill-timed expressions of tenderness, to which I listened with perfect indifference, that my daughter had acquainted him with some circumstances concerning herself, Sir James, and me which had given him great uneasiness.
"Miss Havisham," said Joe, with a fixed look at me, like an effort of remembrance, "made it wery partick'ler that we should give her - were it compliments
or respects, Pip?"
Go to the frog that lives behind that buttercup--give him my compliments--Sylvie's compliments--can you say compliments
But happily, either Anne was improved in plumpness and looks, or Lady Russell fancied her so; and Anne, in receiving her compliments
on the occasion, had the amusement of connecting them with the silent admiration of her cousin, and of hoping that she was to be blessed with a second spring of youth and beauty.