In the beginning of one of them Alfred says, "There are only a few on this side of the Humber who can understand the Divine Service, or even explain a Latin epistle in English, and I believe not many on the other side of the Humber either.
By "this side of the Humber" Alfred means the south side, for now the center of learning was no longer Northumbria, but Wessex.
"It is a source of the greatest satisfaction to me, Sir Alfred
," the Minister was saying earnestly, "to find such royal and whole-hearted support in the city.
Clare's brother Alfred
, with his eldest son, a boy of twelve, spent a day or two with the family at the lake.
He was a tall, good-looking fellow enough; but if ever there was a humbug in the shape of a groom Alfred
Smirk was the man.
Lord Illingworth Sir John Pontefract Lord Alfred
"I have always regarded Alfred
as a barely sane person," said his Lordship, "since he turned his back on his prospects to become a horse dealer.
But you could have knocked us all down with a feather when, three months ago, she suddenly announced that she and Alfred
It is a familiar story how Alfred
, king from 871 to 901 of the southern kingdom of Wessex
He has mentioned to Twemlow how he said to Mrs Veneering, 'Anastatia, this must be a match.' He has mentioned to Twemlow how he regards Sophronia Akershem (the mature young lady) in the light of a sister, and Alfred
Lammle (the mature young gentleman) in the light of a brother.
"It must be very stupid to be always in a girls' school," said Alfred
. "Such a set of nincompoops, like Mrs.
If she had had any linger- ing notion of exposing Alfred
Temple, Tom's offensive fling had driven it entirely away.