So powerfully was his imagination impressed by it, that when his driver stopped, after having asked the way more than once, and said to the best of his belief
this was the gateway they wanted, Mr Dorrit stood hesitating, with the coach-door in his hand, half afraid of the dark look of the place.
Honours of a sort he knew could be obtained by ingenuity and the help of friends, but, to the best of his belief
, nothing save work -papers representing a life of it - took a man into the Society which he had bombarded for years with monographs on strange Asiatic cults and unknown customs.
He let himself in and let himself out with the assurance of calm proprietorship; and accident so far favoured him that, if a fat Avenue "officer" had happened on occasion to see him entering at eleven-thirty, he had never yet, to the best of his belief
, been noticed as emerging at two.