The bowers whereat
, in dreams, I see The wantonest singing birds Are lips - and all thy melody Of lip-begotten words -
Pickwick declared, in the most solemn and emphatic terms, that he felt a great deal better; whereat
his friends were very much delighted, though they had not been previously aware that there was anything the matter with him.
In they came with rattle of steel and clashing of swords, and ring of horses' feet on cobblestones, whereat a flock of pigeons that strutted in the sun flew with flapping wings to the high eaves of the round towers.
I have not so much as one penny upon my body," said the Knight; whereat the Prior's eyes sparkled.
Like to him that , having changed his name, and walking in Paul's, another suddenly came behind him, and called him by his true name, whereat
straightways he looked back.
I lunged gayly with my stick at a lamp-post and missed it, whereat
a street-urchin grinned, and I winked at him and slipped twopence down his back.
He looked so used up, that the agent asked him what had happened to him since ten o'clock the night before; whereat
Cutter began to swear at him and said he would have him discharged for incivility.
I told him yes; whereat
I thought he looked pleased, perhaps a little complimented.
As they passed the brow of the hill, however, and descended on the other side, the sounds gradually died away, whereat
they all felt much relieved.
We then set sail, and had a good voyage till we passed the Straits of Madagascar; but having got northward of that island, and to about five degrees south latitude, the winds, which in those seas are observed to blow a constant equal gale between the north and west, from the beginning of December to the beginning of May, on the 19th of April began to blow with much greater violence, and more westerly than usual, continuing so for twenty days together: during which time, we were driven a little to the east of the Molucca Islands, and about three degrees northward of the line, as our captain found by an observation he took the 2nd of May, at which time the wind ceased, and it was a perfect calm, whereat
I was not a little rejoiced.
He drew an imaginary circle on the stones of the roof, and burnt a pinch of powder in it, which sent up a small cloud of aromatic smoke, whereat
everybody fell back and began to cross themselves and get un- comfortable.
Saying this he brushed past the steward and tried the door, but it was locked fast; whereat
the fat steward chuckled and jangled his keys again.