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While the angry mob in King Street were shouting his name, Lieutenant- Governor Hutchinson sat quietly in Grandfather's chair, unsuspicious of the evil that was about to fall upon his head.
This mob had risen up out of the earth apparently, and to all intents and purposes, its work done, it had gone back into the earth.
But it was not so near that "Blinder," as the mob had promptly christened his neighbor, did not place his shaft just within the mark.
D'Artagnan passed through the very midst of this discontented mob just as if his horse and he had been made of iron.
Of course, the SUPREMELY aristocratic thing is to be entirely oblivious of the mire of rabble, with its setting; but sometimes a reverse course may be aristocratic to remark, to scan, and even to gape at, the mob (for preference, through a lorgnette), even as though one were taking the crowd and its squalor for a sort of raree show which had been organised specially for a gentleman's diversion.
Alone he could have sprung into the midst of that close-packed mob, and, laying about him after the fashion of Numa, the lion, have struck the Arabs with such consternation that escape would have been easy.
All that they cared for was the spectacle, always so attractive to the mob, whose instinctive pride is flattered by it, -- the sight of greatness hurled down into the dust.
He heard the roar of the mob at the rear, and caught a glimpse of the helmeted police and the lurching meat waggons.
Brady wasn't onto that little outdoor vehicle mob scene.
some artists had, it seems, put a trick upon a shopkeeper, and being pursued, some of them fled one way, and some another; and one of them was, they said, dressed up in widow's weeds, upon which the mob gathered about me, and some said I was the person, others said no.
A mob is usually a creature of very mysterious existence, particularly in a large city.
If John Barnacle,' said Mrs Gowan, after the degeneracy of the times had been fully ascertained, 'if John Barnacle had but abandoned his most unfortunate idea of conciliating the mob, all would have been well, and I think the country would have been preserved.