The Attorney: Or The Correspondence of John Quod

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S. Hueston, 1853 - American fiction - 373 pages
 

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Page 103 - To JOHN QUOD, ESQ. ' A special meeting of the members of the Society will be held at the " Den," on the first day of October proximo, to take into consideration matters of much importance. A punctual attendance is requested, as it is desirable that the meeting should be as full as possible. JOHN SQUAIL, Sec'y.
Page 103 - About a week after the preceding letter, the following notice was left at my abode, as I was informed, by a small boy with one eye not a little damaged, from having recently come in contact with some hard obstacle — possibly a fist : 'Sept. 25<A, 1841. ' SIR : I have the honor to inform you that at a regular meeting of the Society of Infant Roarers, held at their ' Den,' on the 21st day of September instant, you were unanimously elected a member of that Society.
Page 280 - Mr. Slagg laid down his pen, took off his spectacles, went up to the dog and told him to get out ; to which Bitters replied by snapping at his fingers, as he attempted to touch him. Mr. Rawley was staring abstractedly out of the window. The dog looked up at him for instructions ; and receiving none, supposed that snapping at a scrivener's fingers was perfectly correct, and resumed his pleasant expression toward that functionary, occasionally casting a lowering eye at the Surrogate, as if deliberating...
Page 337 - That will answer as well. But first of all, tell me what you saw.' The stranger paused, and having cleared his throat, and gone through the form of feeling in his pocket for a handkerchief, which had never been there, said that he was at the window of his house on the opposite side of the street, when his attention was attracted to what was going on in Wilkins's room, which he could distinctly see, as there was a light in it, while his own room had none. The man described the scene which had taken...
Page 98 - ll be d — d (I beg pardon,' said he bowing to Miss Crawford,) ' but I 'll be positively d — d if she is n't standing up for that rascal who kicked her out of doors ! She 's mad — must be. It can't be, that any one in her senses would justify such an infernal good-for-nothing ' ' Doctor,' said Miss Crawford, interrupting him, and leading him across the room, and speaking in a low tone, ' this poor girl is completely exhausted. Would it not be better to keep quiet ourselves, and keep her so 1...
Page 163 - Esquire,' responded the other, breaking off his tune only to answer, and then resuming it as vehemently as ever. 'Well, you are a great one, you are,' said Tom, strengthening his remarks with an encouraging nod : 'There a'rn't many would a-dared to have whistled at him, as you did. He 'sa snorter when he 's riz.
Page 46 - Will you swear?' ' What 's the use ? It do n't bind any stronger than a promise. Out with it. I '11 keep a close mouth.' ' Well, then,' continued Wilkins, watching him sharply, to see the effect produced by his communication, and at the same time drawing his chair closer, and speaking in a whisper, ' suppose you knew of a murder, and there was a reward of a thousand dollars offered, and you knew the man who did it, and could give him up, and could get the money, all without risk to yourself? Would...
Page 155 - said Phillips, abruptly ; ' you Ve had enough already. I Ve that on hand which needs a clear head. I Ve been looking for you these two hours ; so come along.' ' I 'm in great demand since the death of my elderly relative,
Page 157 - Phillips watched the face of his listener with intense anxiety; but not a muscle moved; not the slightest alteration took place in look or color; and when he paused, Higgs gazed in the fire, as if in deep thought. At last he said quietly, without replying to Phillips' last words: 'yes, I remember something of the kind; Wilkins and I happened to be in Bolton's office, when an old man was making his will, and he asked us to witness it. I forget the old fellow's name. It was Crawley or Crawman, or some...
Page 297 - Then put your right hand on the Bible, and listen to the oath. Stand up. You solemnly swear that the evidence which you shall give in the matter of proving the last will and testament of John Crawford deceased shall be the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help you GOD.

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