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His ardour was nettled at the sight, for the act on her part had been unconsciously done.
Partridge was now highly comforted, as his fears of having offended were at once abolished, and his pride completely satisfied by Jones having owned himself in the wrong, which submission he instantly applied to what had principally nettled him, and repeated in a muttering voice, "To be sure, sir, your knowledge may be superior to mine in some things; but as to the grammar, I think I may challenge any man living.
I don't know what impelled me, but I was nettled, and I said foolishly and not in the best of taste: