It is to be confessed, too, that the naive, off-hand information that he was to be thrown into jail by no means produced an agreeable impression on a poor fellow who had always prided
himself on a strictly honest and upright course of life.
Micawber, who prided
herself on taking a clear view of things, and keeping Mr.
But, in short, it is very manifest that he had one alone whom he made mistress of his will, to whom he commended himself very frequently and very secretly, for he prided
himself on being a reticent knight.
I chose the same weapon he had drawn because I knew he prided
himself upon his ability with it, and I wished, if I worsted him at all, to do it with his own weapon.