now bestowed both whip and heel upon the starveling ribs of old Gunpowder, who dashed forward, snuffling and snorting, but came to a stand just by the bridge, with a suddenness that had nearly sent his rider sprawling over his head.
Do you see the venerable schoolmaster
, severe in aspect, with a black skullcap on his head, like an ancient Puritan, and the snow of his white beard drifting down to his very girdle?
Be that as it may, it has always been told for a fact (and always will be told, as long as the world lasts), that Chiron, with the head of a schoolmaster
, had the body and legs of a horse.
said the schoolmaster
, making haste towards the chimney-corner and holding the candle over the low hamper, where two extremely blind puppies lifted up their heads towards the light from a nest of flannel and wool.
Bugles waked him in the dawn; the schoolmaster
caught him after breakfast, thrust a page of meaningless characters under his nose, gave them senseless names and whacked him without reason.
And whether he liked school or not, at least we know that later, when he came to write plays, he made fun of schoolmasters
had been watching there all night.
As I wanted to see a schoolmaster
or two, and was forewarned that those gentlemen might, in their modesty, be shy of receiving a visit from the author of the "Pickwick Papers," I consulted with a professional friend who had a Yorkshire connexion, and with whom I concerted a pious fraud.
My reader may please to remember he hath been informed that Jenny Jones had lived some years with a certain schoolmaster
, who had, at her earnest desire, instructed her in Latin, in which, to do justice to her genius, she had so improved herself, that she was become a better scholar than her master.
As we passed the side of the building appropriated to the use of the boys, I suggested the propriety of making a last inquiry of the schoolmaster
, whom we might presume to be, in virtue of his office, the most intelligent man in the place.
The speaker, and the schoolmaster
, and the third grown person present, all backed a little, and swept with their eyes the inclined plane of little vessels then and there arranged in order, ready to have imperial gallons of facts poured into them until they were full to the brim.
Mr Bradley Headstone, highly certificated stipendiary schoolmaster
, drew his right forefinger through one of the buttonholes of the boy's coat, and looked at it attentively.