Daily business hours
were agreed upon, which his mother, Mr Flintwinch, and he, were to devote together to a necessary checking of books and papers; and he left the home he had so lately found, with depressed heart.
He was never absent during business hours
, unless upon an errand, and then he was represented by his son: a grisly urchin of twelve, who was his express image.
Camp appeared in her husband's private room, in business hours
, for the first time in her life.
cried the chief magistrate; 'these an't business hours
, you know--I wonder at you--how ungentlemanly it is of you-- you mustn't--you really mustn't.
It was after the early supper-time at the Red House, and the entertainment was in that stage when bashfulness itself had passed into easy jollity, when gentlemen, conscious of unusual accomplishments, could at length be prevailed on to dance a hornpipe, and when the Squire preferred talking loudly, scattering snuff, and patting his visitors' backs, to sitting longer at the whist-table--a choice exasperating to uncle Kimble, who, being always volatile in sober business hours
, became intense and bitter over cards and brandy, shuffled before his adversary's deal with a glare of suspicion, and turned up a mean trump-card with an air of inexpressible disgust, as if in a world where such things could happen one might as well enter on a course of reckless profligacy.
His healthy appearance, good colour, sound, though discoloured teeth, sturdy figure, preoccupied air during business hours
, and jolly good humour during his game at cards in the evening, all bore witness to his success in life, and combined to make existence a bed of roses to his excellency.
What may be called its private life was confined to the hearth, and all easy-chair, and an old-fashioned occasional round table that was brought out upon the rug after business hours
, from a corner where it elsewise remained turned up like a shining mahogany shield.
Once more his features wore that look of pleasant and genial good-fellowship which seems characteristic of his race after business hours
But he no sooner saw who it was, than as if for some private reason of his own, he boldly departed from the established custom of Ralph's mansion in business hours
, and looking towards the respectable trio who were approaching, cried in a loud and sonorous voice, 'Mrs Nickleby
Yesterday afternoon, at the close of business hours
, everything was put away as usual.
Tom, meanwhile, had shown no disposition to rely on any one but himself, though, with a natural sensitiveness toward all indications of favorable opinion, he was glad to see his uncle Glegg look in on him sometimes in a friendly way during business hours
, and glad to be invited to dine at his house, though he usually preferred declining on the ground that he was not sure of being punctual.
There are varieties of the genus, too numerous to recapitulate, but however numerous they may be, they are all to be seen, at certain regulated business hours
, hurrying to and from the places we have just mentioned.