Then the discreet automaton who had surveyed his ground, played a blossomless tuneless 'set,' and sixteen disciples of Podsnappery went through the figures of - 1, Getting up at eight and shaving close at a quarter past - 2, Breakfasting at nine - 3, Going to the City at ten - 4, Coming home at half-past five - 5, Dining at seven, and the grand chain.
Literature; large print, respectfully descriptive of getting up at eight, shaving close at a quarter past, breakfasting at nine, going to the City at ten, coming home at half-past five, and dining at seven.
"You hear me -- at a quarter past
midnight -- in fact, in twenty minutes."
Duchess read the letter and wrote an answer:--"I will come with much pleasure at a quarter past
"By the way, I've got a lecture at nine, so I should want breakfast at a quarter past
At a quarter past
ten they at last got into their carriages and started.
Douglas, presuming that they are not the actual murderers, could have been doing from quarter to eleven, when the sound of the shot brought them down, until quarter past
eleven, when they rang the bell and summoned the servants.
At quarter past
five everything was ready, and the neighbors, those at least who were within sight of the brick house (a prominent object in the landscape when there were no leaves on the trees), were curious almost to desperation.
This jet of fire had become invisible about a quarter past
At length, the clock was hidden from his sight by some envious shutters, then the church steeples proclaimed eleven at night, then the quarter past
, and then the conviction seemed to obtrude itself on his mind that it was no use tarrying there any longer.
He glanced at the little clock upon the dresser; it was a quarter past
The evening of the fight at quarter past
eight, Saxon parted from Billy.
At a quarter past
one the door opened, and the two gentlemen came out; they got into the cab without a word, and told Jerry where to drive, that was nearly two miles.
It was a quarter past
seven when he left the hotel.
Just as a church clock in the distance struck the quarter past
, we turned into the Forest Road.