We learnt, however, as the time went on, that a new application was made to the Lord Chancellor on Richard's behalf as an infant and a ward, and I don't know what, and that there was a quantity of talking, and that the Lord Chancellor described him in open court as a vexatious
and capricious infant, and that the matter was adjourned and readjourned, and referred, and reported on, and petitioned about until Richard began to doubt (as he told us) whether, if he entered the army at all, it would not be as a veteran of seventy or eighty years of age.
I do not think this general insolvency, which involves in some sort all the population, to be the reason of the difficulty experienced at Christmas and New Year and other times, in bestowing gifts; since it is always so pleasant to be generous, though very vexatious
to pay debts.
If I am not mistaken, we have accomplished nearly half of our journey in ten days; but, at the rate at which we are going, it would take months to end it; and that is all the more vexatious
, that we are threatened with a lack of water.
What an annoying and vexatious
hussy," said an aged judge, "to get herself put to the question when one has not supped
Her keen sense of humour enabled her to get amusement out of every vexatious
said Porthos, with a sigh, "'tis vexatious
, but what would you have me do?
Butteridge--"a white-livered skunk," and this zoological aberration did in some legal and vexatious
manner mar her social happines.
And each visitor, though politeness prevented his showing impatience, left the old woman with a sense of relief at having performed a vexatious
duty and did not return to her the whole evening.
He had gone to his father and told him one vexatious
affair, and he had left another untold: in such cases the complete revelation always produces the impression of a previous duplicity.
I have not enumerated half the vexatious
propensities of my pupils, or half the troubles resulting from my heavy responsibilities, for fear of trespassing too much upon the reader's patience; as, perhaps, I have already done; but my design in writing the few last pages was not to amuse, but to benefit those whom it might concern; he that has no interest in such matters will doubtless have skipped them over with a cursory glance, and, perhaps, a malediction against the prolixity of the writer; but if a parent has, therefrom, gathered any useful hint, or an unfortunate governess received thereby the slightest benefit, I am well rewarded for my pains.
It was not an easy matter, on the spur of the moment, to raise ten millions in paper currency, and there were vexatious
In this way, the State would receive without cost or vexatious
hindrances an enormous revenue under three forms; namely, a duty on wine, on the cultivation of vineyards, and on licenses, where now an irritating array of taxes existed as a burden on itself and its officials.