Now, if your pretty granddaughter --excuse me, miss--will condescend
to take care of this pipe for two months, we shall save the cost of one next time.
Some cynical Frenchman has said that there are two parties to a love- transaction: the one who loves and the other who condescends
to be so treated.
Even the lazy gentleman with his hat on one side and his hands in his pockets, who has dispensed so much consolation by inquiring with a yawn of another gentleman whether he is 'going across' - as if it were a ferry - even he condescends
to look that way, and nod his head, as who should say, 'No mistake about THAT:' and not even the sage Lord Burleigh in his nod, included half so much as this lazy gentleman of might who has made the passage (as everybody on board has found out already; it's impossible to say how) thirteen times without a single accident
I am surprised,' said Mr Sampson feebly, 'that Miss Bella condescends
You will have much pleasure in being in London, and especially in being together; and if Elinor would ever condescend
to anticipate enjoyment, she would foresee it there from a variety of sources; she would, perhaps, expect some from improving her acquaintance with her sister-in-law's family.
And in consequence of this, the party on the high-screened seats in the kitchen was more numerous than usual; several personages, who would otherwise have been admitted into the parlour and enlarged the opportunity of hectoring and condescension for their betters, being content this evening to vary their enjoyment by taking their spirits-and-water where they could themselves hector and condescend
in company that called for beer.
To this I added another petition, "that for the sake of my patron the king of Luggnagg, his majesty would condescend
to excuse my performing the ceremony imposed on my countrymen, of trampling upon the crucifix: because I had been thrown into his kingdom by my misfortunes, without any intention of trading.
You will scream at me (that is, if you condescend
to do so) that no one is touching my free will, that all they are concerned with is that my will should of itself, of its own free will, coincide with my own normal interests, with the laws of nature and arithmetic.