Carfry named as her nephew, and a small dark gentleman with lively eyes whom she introduced as his tutor
, pronouncing a French name as she did so.
The German tutor
was trying to remember all the dishes, wines, and kinds of dessert, in order to send a full description of the dinner to his people in Germany; and he felt greatly offended when the butler with a bottle wrapped in a napkin passed him by.
Brooke," said Kate, with a commanding air, which surprised Meg, who treated the tutor
with as much respect as any other gentleman.
The mother and tutor
both rushed toward the window but before they had crossed half the room the boy had leaped nimbly to the sill and entered the apartment with them.
Now when fourteen years had passed, it happened one snowy day that Deirdre's tutor
killed a calf to provide food for their little company.
This done, Mr and Mrs Squeers drew close up to the fire, and sitting with their feet on the fender, talked confidentially in whispers; while Nicholas, taking up the tutor
's assistant, read the interesting legends in the miscellaneous questions, and all the figures into the bargain, with as much thought or consciousness of what he was doing, as if he had been in a magnetic slumber.
What with your eternal tobacco, Watson, and your irregularity at meals, I expect that you will get notice to quit, and that I shall share your downfall--not, however, before we have solved the problem of the nervous tutor
, the careless servant, and the three enterprising students."
Upon longer acquaintance, however, and more intimate conversation, this worthy man saw infirmities in the tutor
, which he could have wished him to have been without; though as those seemed greatly overbalanced by his good qualities, they did not incline Mr Allworthy to part with him: nor would they indeed have justified such a proceeding; for the reader is greatly mistaken, if he conceives that Thwackum appeared to Mr Allworthy in the same light as he doth to him in this history; and he is as much deceived, if he imagines that the most intimate acquaintance which he himself could have had with that divine, would have informed him of those things which we, from our inspiration, are enabled to open and discover.
After reading several books on anthropology, education, and didactics, Alexey Alexandrovitch drew up a plan of education, and engaging the best tutor
in Petersburg to superintend it, he set to work, and the subject continually absorbed him.
"Excuse me; but what did your tutor
tell you, to encourage you to work?"
ha!" laughed the apparition, "every gentleman seems to have the same fancy, for not a quarter of an hour ago a young lad, well mounted like you, as tall as you and of about your age, halted before this clump of trees and had this table and this chair brought here, and dined here, with an old gentleman who seemed to be his tutor
, upon a pie, of which they haven't left a mouthful, and two bottles of Macon wine, of which they haven't left a drop, but fortunately we have still some of the same wine and some of the same pies left, and if your worship will but give your orders "
Am I answered that you are ready to be placed at once, under some proper tutor
? Is that it?"