said the old lady, shaking her head; 'I can't hear you.
Pickwick, grasping the old lady's hand, and speaking so loud that the exertion imparted a crimson hue to his benevolent countenance--'I assure you, ma'am, that nothing delights me more than to see a lady of your time of life heading so fine a family, and looking so young and well.
The Greeks and Romans," said the old
man, "called her a Dryad; but that we do not understand.
asked the big, healthy-looking fellow, obviously the old
Brown, seeing the boy's inaptitude for female guidance, had decided in Benjy's favour, and from thenceforth the old
man was Tom's dry nurse.
The boy could hardly control his delight, and the old
gentleman seemed to enjoy his pleasure.
prince disputed it chaffingly, but without getting angry.
vagabond seemed actually to produce a serious impression on him
They walked at a slow pace, and Little Dorrit took him by the Iron Bridge and sat him down there for a rest, and they looked over at the water and talked about the shipping, and the old
man mentioned what he would do if he had a ship full of gold coming home to him
Never mind me, my dear,' said the old
lady; 'I'm only having a regular good cry.
said the old
man in a shrill voice, 'more care of Nelly
His predecessor under the old
charter, Bradstreet, a venerable companion of the first settlers, was known to be in town.