They therefore proceeded through the entry to the door, which they opened, bidding the applicant
"Come in, in God's name
The best in the world," the applicant
replied, confidentially; "I am about to become your son-in-law.
Two knights in full armor, with lances raised and closed visors, sat their horses on either side, while in the centre, with two pages to tend upon him, there stood a noble-faced man in flowing purple gown, who pricked off upon a sheet of parchment the style and title of each applicant
, marshalling them in their due order, and giving to each the place and facility which his rank demanded.
With this salutation Mr Squeers patted the heads of two hollow-eyed, small-boned little boys, whom the applicant
had brought with him, and waited for further communications.
The total result, however, was a very thorough knowledge of an extremely wide range of literature; when he entered Oxford in 1728 the Master of his college assured him that he was the best qualified applicant
whom he had ever known.
The afternoon brought more than one applicant
for the post which it was my duty to tell them that I had already obtained.
stated that he had been annoyed, at intervals throughout the day, by the proceedings of some of those strolling Indians who infest the streets.
and Chairman of the Charity, who, acting for his principal, felt bound to be conscientiously inquisitive as to the real circumstances of the applicant
, that she had burst into tears outright and aloud, as a cornered woman will weep.
Not very well knowing how to get rid of this applicant
, and feeling the more embarrassed because his manner and appearance claimed a delicacy in which the worthy Mr Boffin feared he himself might be deficient, that gentleman glanced into the mouldy little plantation or cat-preserve, of Clifford's Inn, as it was that day, in search of a suggestion.
He told her frankly all his difficulty-- that for several applicants
the conditions had been prohibitive.
Antanas Rudkus had been into every building in Packingtown by this time, and into nearly every room; he had stood mornings among the crowd of applicants
till the very policemen had come to know his face and to tell him to go home and give it up.
I do not know what would become of my crayons and my instrument, if I had half so many applicants