I'll have to marry sometime, I suppose, but I shall put off the evil day
as long as I can."
Thus Sophia, by a little well-directed flattery, for which surely none will blame her, obtained a little ease for herself, and, at least, put off the evil day
. And now we have seen our heroine in a better situation than she hath been for a long time before, we will look a little after Mr Jones, whom we left in the most deplorable situation that can be well imagined.
There was one step, perhaps, by which he might still win Dunstan's silence and put off the evil day
: he might tell his father that he had himself spent the money paid to him by Fowler; and as he had never been guilty of such an offence before, the affair would blow over after a little storming.
The minister may feel that the Government should take the risk, especially as that would put off the evil day
until he is out of office and his successor has to admit the Treasury has demanded a further cut in Defra's budget to pay an EU fine.
But now we have lots more reasons to put off the evil day
. First there is the General Election.
Then it is Charlotte to the rescue as she spins webs above Wilbur with words contained in them, miraculous events which amaze the locals and put off the evil day
He said: "You have put off the evil day
as much as you can.
Dismissing the appeal, Lord Justice Rose said the tribunal had been entitled to conclude that Mr Kilshaw's application for an adjournment 'was a manoeuvre to put off the evil day
' of the disciplinary hearing.
Some parties also believe that suspending the institutions would only put off the evil day
. But what they should all remember as they stare into the political abyss is what we all knew before the Good Friday Agreement: Bombings, death, misery, disappearances and endless funerals.