They had lived with a settled conviction that some wild impossible colony, some shouting, singing family of madcaps
, would break in upon their peace.
Worthy did this man seem, and ripe for the meaning of the earth: but when I saw his wife, the earth seemed to me a home for madcaps
The neighbors looked upon him with a mixture of awe, admiration, and good-will; and, when any madcap
prank or rustic brawl occurred in the vicinity, always shook their heads, and warranted Brom Bones was at the bottom of it.
quest of mine, was it not understood between us from the beginning to be a fantastic whim, a poetical wild-goose chase, conceived entirely as an excuse for being some time in each other's company?
And they were already smiling rather too broadly upon Sorelli, who had begun to recite her speech, when an exclamation from that little madcap
of a Jammes broke the smile of the managers so brutally that the expression of distress and dismay that lay beneath it became apparent to all eyes:
She then added, -- "This young madcap
is, however, very nearly right, and merely re-echoes what he has heard me say with pain a hundred times; for Mademoiselle de Villefort is, in spite of all we can do to rouse her, of a melancholy disposition and taciturn habit, which frequently injure the effect of her beauty.
Well, do you recognize your little madcap
Sally had been bribed by promises of as many 'goodies' as she could eat, and being a regular madcap
, she was ready for anything.
It has been truly said that a little learning is a dangerous thing, and you have exemplified it to-night with your madcap
He looked years younger, mischievous and merry and alert as I remembered him of old in the breathless crisis of some madcap
Come down to breakfast, madcap
, and come down lightly, or you'll wake your mother.
The founders of the Holset Madcaps
- a group of charity walkers employed by the Turnbridge-based engineering firm - have trekked more than 1,200 miles since being formed in 1989.