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Says Podsnap, something sternly, 'Now, first of all, Veneering, do you ask my advice?'
'Yes, yes, that's all very well,' says Podsnap; 'but have you made up your mind to take this borough of Pocket-Breaches on its own terms, or do you ask my opinion whether you shall take it or leave it alone?'
'you can say no harm of her, that I am sure, so 'tis no matter what you have been talking about.' 'Nay,' says he, ''tis so far from talking harm of her, that we have been talking a great deal of good, and a great many fine things have been said of Mrs.
'Oh,' says the sister, 'but you will take care not to fancy one, then, without the money.'
Snagsby does look as if he would like it very much, but he says, with his cough of mildness, "No, my dear, no.
Snagsby, in a spectral bass voice and without removing her eyes from Chadband, says with dreadful distinctness, "Go away!"
Her dim thoughts were often searching for far away lands where, as God says, the little hills sing together in the morning.
"Say, I jes' jumped deh bar an' deh way I plunked dat blokie was great.
'Jerry says, "These are my friends, Miss Tuxton--Mr Bailey and Mr Roach.
"The line shows," says the Madame, "that ye've not arrived at your time of life without bad luck.
SOCRATES: Not only that, my dear boy, but you may say further that I have never known of any one else who did, in my judgment.
I was paddling off, all in a sweat to tell on him; but when he says this, it seemed to kind of take the tuck all out of me.
"Well, now," he says, perfectly ca'm, "what would you say if I was to tell you I ain't going to start in at all?"
To be sure, he said, they are to receive what we owe them, and an enemy, as I take it, owes to an enemy that which is due or proper to him-- that is to say, evil.
Till something of a more beautiful red than vermilion be found out, I shall say nothing of Sophia's colour on this occasion.