Ships have no ears, I repeat
, though, indeed, I think I have known ships who really seemed to have had eyes, or else I cannot understand on what ground a certain 1,000-ton barque of my acquaintance on one particular occasion refused to answer her helm, thereby saving a frightful smash to two ships and to a very good man's reputation.
I have often heard him declare, that if baronetcies were saleable, anybody should have his for fifty pounds, arms and motto, name and livery included; but I will not pretend to repeat
half that I used to hear him say on that subject.
She often repeats
it in a low tone when she thinks that she is alone.
Lastly, when David is discovered of some offence and expresses sorrow therefor, he does that thing no more for a time, but looks about him for other offences, whereas Porthos incontinently repeats
his offence, in other words, he again buries his bone in the backyard, and marvels greatly that I know it, although his nose be crusted with earth.
The past is past, and the man who says history repeats
itself is a liar.
I couldn't abjure for merely wanting to, but I could repeat
I should like to hear her try and repeat
It gave them no little amusement, both of them, to see what a good memory Sancho had, and they complimented him greatly upon it, and begged him to repeat
the letter a couple of times more, so that they too might get it by heart to write it out by-and-by.
I realised that I had to repeat
this idiotic formula; and then began the insanest ceremony.
The same difficulty would not occur in preaching, since for this, we may suppose, he had sufficiently prepared his thoughts and expressions to make his discourse intelligible on all important points; and if he should, in some parts, fail of being, understood, he could repeat
or correct himself, till he should succeed better.
Then, turning towards Athos: "Monsieur," said he, "your declaration is of the most serious importance; are you willing to repeat
it under the seal of an oath?
If you will never repeat
it to anyone, I will tell you why.