Robert started to reassure her, asserting
that he had known a lady who had subsisted upon nougat during the entire--but seeing the color mount into Mrs.
These last, if they ever heard of the Pyncheon title, would have laughed at the idea of any man's asserting
a right--on the strength of mouldy parchments, signed with the faded autographs of governors and legislators long dead and forgotten--to the lands which they or their fathers had wrested from the wild hand of nature by their own sturdy toil.
It was the "nigger" in him asserting
its humility, and he blushed and was abashed.
Sympathies, I believe, exist (for instance, between far-distant, long-absent, wholly estranged relatives asserting
, notwithstanding their alienation, the unity of the source to which each traces his origin) whose workings baffle mortal comprehension.
It appeared dry and cold; but at the bottom was dotted in with pencil an obscure apology, and an entreaty for kind remembrance and reconciliation, if her proceeding had offended him: asserting
that she could not help it then, and being done, she had now no power to repeal it.
Intimately as Miss Garth was acquainted with this peculiarity in her pupil, she now saw it asserting
itself for the first time, in association with mental exertion of any kind on Magdalen's part.
Creakle then made a speech, through Tungay, in which he thanked Steerforth for asserting
(though perhaps too warmly) the independence and respectability of Salem House; and which he wound up by shaking hands with Steerforth, while we gave three cheers - I did not quite know what for, but I supposed for Steerforth, and so joined in them ardently, though I felt miserable.
Wopsle taking the bass, and asserting
with a tremendously strong voice (in reply to the inquisitive bore who leads that piece of music in a most impertinent manner, by wanting to know all about everybody's private affairs) that he was the man with his white locks flowing, and that he was upon the whole the weakest pilgrim going.
Pride and jealousy there was in his eye, for his life had been spent in asserting
rights which were constantly liable to invasion; and the prompt, fiery, and resolute disposition of the man, had been kept constantly upon the alert by the circumstances of his situation.
His absolute truthfulness seems to hinder him from asserting
positively more than this; and he makes no attempt to veil his ignorance in mythology and figures of speech.
The dear chevalier instantly arrested the peals of laughter by asserting
that there was only the difference between a sheep and a lamb.
Already, however, the legal tongues are wagging, and one young law student is loudly asserting
that the rights of the owner are already completely sacrificed, his property being held in contravention of the statues of mortmain, since the tiller, as emblemship, if not proof, of delegated possession, is held in a dead hand.