“Now, I’ve known very good sort of men, aboard of the Boadishey, laid by the heels, for nothing, mayhap, but forgetting that they’d drunk their allowance already, when a glass of grog has come in their way.
Ain’t it enough for any Christian, let him harbor never so much malice, to get an honest old fellow laid by the heels in this fashion, without carrying sail so hard on the poor dog, as if you would run him down as he lay at his anchors?
I was laid by the heels
for ten days, but Trevor used to come in to inquire after me.
"I couldn't get it out of my head that somehow you would be laid by the heels
. It was not your pluck that I distrusted, my dear fellow, but it was your very pluck that made me tremble for you.
Sir Arrogant is here, and I am glad to say, has been laid by the heels
'When conjecture ran wild, when the most extravagant suspicions were afloat, when half a dozen innocent people might have been laid by the heels
any hour in the day!' said Mortimer, almost warming.