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It decked itself in flowing curls and scarlet doublets, and went courting, and bragging, and bouncing--making a brave show.
After courting you from the protection of real friends to this -- almost double distance from your home, to have you driven out of the house, without the considerations even of decent civility
To be plain, I had endured what is euphemistically called "disappointment" already; and, not being a complete coxcomb, I had no intention of courting a second.
There are no valentines, no stolen interviews, no riding out, no courting in dim parlors, no lovers' quarrels and reconciliations--no nothing that is proper to approaching matrimony.
You got the young lady into your service, and there Woodley was to do the courting.
The truth is, you have been courting one and have won the other.