I was thinking of the younger son, whom I once classed as a ninny
, but who came back so ill from Nigeria.
He relates that he met at Brussels Rochefort, the AME DAMNEE of the cardinal disguised as a Capuchin, and that this cursed Rochefort, thanks to his disguise, had tricked Monsieur de Laigues, like a ninny
as he is.
The Colonel is a ninny
, my dear; because he has two thousand a-year himself, he thinks that nobody else can marry on less.
And of course he's listening to her like a perfect ninny
Don't quote that old ninny
to me," cried Miss Cornelia.
And after brandy, taken in sufficient quantity, it says, "Now, come, fool, grin and tumble, that your fellow-men may laugh - drivel in folly, and splutter in senseless sounds, and show what a helpless ninny
is poor man whose wit and will are drowned, like kittens, side by side, in half an inch of alcohol.
I ought to have gone without a word to the poor dear doting old creature, and taken her out of the hands of that ninny
Briggs, and that harpy of a femme de chambre.
Miss Catherine, as the ninny
calls her, will discover his value, and send him to the devil.
His only servant was a sort of Jocrisse, a lad of the neighborhood, rather a ninny
, trained slowly and with difficulty to du Bousquier's requirements.
I mean, I restored him to the bosom of the club, and compassionating the feebleness of his health and extreme lowness of his spirits, I recommended him to "take a little wine for his stomach's sake," and, when he was sufficiently re-established, to embrace the media-via, ni-jamais-ni-toujours plan - not to kill himself like a fool, and not to abstain like a ninny
- in a word, to enjoy himself like a rational creature, and do as I did; for, don't think, Helen, that I'm a tippler; I'm nothing at all of the kind, and never was, and never shall be.
Thus he sought pathetically enough to ingratiate himself with the young, and to prove to them beyond a doubt that though married to a ninny
of a wife, and rather pale and bent and careworn by his weight of learning, he was as much alive as the youngest of them all.
In one, a duck wears a tux; in another, a nanny as thin as a pin drives a ninny
and her mini granny to a local inn; and while Adam weeps as they're expelled from Eden, Eve, being shrewd, keeps the seeds in her cheeks.