"You won't find," he would say to Miss Rhoda, "that splendour and rank to which you are accustomed at the West End
, my dear Miss, at our humble mansion in Russell Square.
Phileas Fogg rightly suspected that his departure from London would create a lively sensation at the West End
. The news of the bet spread through the Reform Club, and afforded an exciting topic of conversation to its members.
Under the circumstances, if I had been left to decide for myself, I should certainly have waited until I had saved a little money before I ventured on the serious expense of taking a house and studio at the west end
You may go and buy a skeleton at the West End
if you like, and pay the West End
price, but it'll be my putting together.
There was not a soul in Randolph Crescent, nor a soul in Queensferry Street; in this outdoor privacy and the sense of escape, John took heart again; and with a pathetic sense of leave-taking, he even ventured up the lane and stood awhile, a strange peri at the gates of a quaint paradise, by the west end
Trent's directors ceased to worry him and wired invitations to luncheon at the West End
. The bulls were the sport of everybody.
This question disposed of, Kate communicated her uncle's desire about the empty house, to which Mrs Nickleby assented with equal readiness, characteristically remarking, that, on the fine evenings, it would be a pleasant amusement for her to walk to the West end
to fetch her daughter home; and no less characteristically forgetting, that there were such things as wet nights and bad weather to be encountered in almost every week of the year.
The cab, by trotting steadily along the same road, soon withdrew them from the West End
, and plunged them into London.
But there was a branch house at the west end
, and no pettiness or dinginess to give suggestions of shame.
While incidents like these, arising out of drums and masquerades and parties at quadrille, were passing at the west end
of the town, heavy stagecoaches and scarce heavier waggons were lumbering slowly towards the city, the coachmen, guard, and passengers, armed to the teeth, and the coach--a day or so perhaps behind its time, but that was nothing--despoiled by highwaymen; who made no scruple to attack, alone and single-handed, a whole caravan of goods and men, and sometimes shot a passenger or two, and were sometimes shot themselves, as the case might be.
On the evening of the New Year we had to take two gentlemen to a house in one of the West End
To gratify Jansenius I waived this objection, and only interfered to save him from being fleeced and fooled by an unnecessary West End
middleman, who, as likely as not, would have eventually employed the very man to whom I gave the job.