Now, whether these gin and beer harpooneers, so fuddled
as one might fancy them to have been, were the right sort of men to stand up in a boat's head, and take good aim at flying whales; this would seem somewhat improbable.
The master's wife would go on a visit to the country in a few days, and there would be nothing to interfere with the plan; the master always pre- pared himself for great occasions by getting pretty well fuddled
, and the sign-painter's boy said that when the dominie had reached the proper condition on Examina- tion Evening he would "manage the thing" while he napped in his chair; then he would have him awakened at the right time and hurried away to school.
At last he sank in a heap, fuddled
with wine and quite exhausted.
Fettes was far through his third tumbler, stupidly fuddled
, now nodding over, now staring mazily around him; but at the last word he seemed to awaken, and repeated the name
Blase and inert, I spent my evenings generally at the Chateau des Fleurs, where I would get fuddled
and then dance the cancan (which, in that establishment, was a very indecent performance) with eclat.
In proportion as they grew fuddled
they grew noisy, they quarrelled in their cups; the youngster paid old Baranoff in his own coin by rating him soundly; in reward for which, when sober, he was taken the rounds of four pickets, and received seventy-nine lashes, taled out with Russian punctuality of punishment.
The Virgin wanted to kiss him, and, fuddled
slightly though he was with the whiskey, he saw his way out without compromising with the apron-string.
And as I fall to fuddled
sleep I hear youth crying, as Harry Kemp heard it:
You're a little fuddled
tonight, and may not be able to see this as clearly as you would at another time; but this is what you must do, and you'll need all your senses about you; for a slip might be awkward.
Once, when just from college, and when Horrocks the butler brought him a letter without placing it previously on a tray, he gave that domestic a look, and administered to him a speech so cutting, that Horrocks ever after trembled before him; the whole household bowed to him: Lady Crawley's curl-papers came off earlier when he was at home: Sir Pitt's muddy gaiters disappeared; and if that incorrigible old man still adhered to other old habits, he never fuddled
himself with rum-and-water in his son's presence, and only talked to his servants in a very reserved and polite manner; and those persons remarked that Sir Pitt never swore at Lady Crawley while his son was in the room.
But whether he did it with design or not, I know not, but his elder brother took care to make him very much fuddled
before he went to bed, so that I had the satisfaction of a drunken bedfellow the first night.
Winkle, senior, although he had once or twice corresponded with him by letter, and returned satisfactory answers to his inquiries concerning the moral character and behaviour of his son; he felt nervously sensible that to wait upon him, for the first time, attended by Bob Sawyer and Ben Allen, both slightly fuddled
, was not the most ingenious and likely means that could have been hit upon to prepossess him in his favour.