The famous little Becky Puppet has been pronounced to be uncommonly flexible in the joints, and lively on the wire; the Amelia Doll, though it has had a smaller circle of admirers, has yet been carved and dressed with the greatest care by the artist; the Dobbin Figure, though apparently clumsy, yet dances in a very amusing and natural manner; the Little Boys' Dance has been liked by some; and please to remark the richly dressed figure of the Wicked Nobleman, on which no expense has been spared, and which Old Nick
will fetch away at the end of this singular performance.
"I don't believe Old Nick
can be so very, ugly" said Aunt Jamesina reflectively.
He begged Powell to understand that if Captain Anthony chose to strike a bargain with Old Nick
to- morrow, and Old Nick
were good to the captain, he (Franklin) would find it in his heart to love Old Nick
for the captain's sake.
Cruncher, with some diffidence, explained himself as meaning "Old Nick
Some said you had a handsome family likeness to old Nick
, but that was your mother's fault, calling you Nicholas.
In my terror and turmoil of mind I could imagine nothing less than that the Old Nick
, at the moment of our overturn, had annihilated my wife and jumped into her petticoats.
Meantime the cabbages all turned very red in the face, and it seemed as if old Nick
himself had taken possession of every thing in the shape of a timepiece.
'If we mean the same gentleman, as I suppose we do,' Hugh rejoined softly, 'I tell you this--he's as good and quick information about everything as--' here he paused and looked round, as if to make sure that the person in question was not within hearing, 'as Old Nick
Why, her face--I've seen it, for I dug her garden for her one year--her face is enough to frighten the Old Nick
himself, if he had ever so great a mind to trade with her.
He leaped from the cart, gave the rein a turn round the gate post, and ran along the green path of the wood-lot as if Old Nick
were chasing behind.
The actor, 50, continued: 'When she's awake, she growls like old Nick
Nolte, and once she drifts off, she transitions into the soft equine playfulness of a suckling taunting her mother.
Twelve year old Nick
, escaping from the burning of his grandfather's house by Russian thugs, is caught up in a plot by Russian President Kuznov to recreate the Soviet empire in eastern and central Europe.