'To recount the menial
offices I've had to do for your son, sir,' said Mr Tappertit; 'the chairs I've had to hand him, the coaches I've had to call for him, the numerous degrading duties, wholly unconnected with my indenters, that I've had to do for him, would fill a family Bible.
"If Quint--on your remonstrance at the time you speak of-- was a base menial
, one of the things Miles said to you, I find myself guessing, was that you were another." Again her admission was so adequate that I continued: "And you forgave him that?"
As to the Indian, he is a game animal, not to be degraded by useful or menial
'I was carried through the streets with the rapidity of lightning,' said she, 'and taken into a soldier's room, and I had to wait upon him like a servant, sweep his room, clean his boots, and do all kinds of menial
That foxey old grunter and grinder, sir, turns into the yard this morning, to meddle with our property, a menial
tool of his own, a young man by the name of Sloppy.
From his complete inattention to the tidings, you would think that moody Ahab had not heard his menial
. But presently, catching hold of the mizen shrouds, he swings himself to the deck, and in an even, unexhilarated voice, saying, Dinner, Mr.
Our natures had adapted themselves to circumstances, and we no longer pined for the luxuries of the linum usitatissimum, but were ready to enter into all the pleasures of our new existence; which we well understood was to be one of pure parade, for no handkerchief of our quality was ever employed on any of the more menial
offices of the profession.