Some ill-conditioned persons who sneer at the life-matrimonial, may perhaps suggest, in this place, that the good couple would be better likened to two principals in a sparring match, who, when fortune is low and backers scarce, will chivalrously
set to, for the mere pleasure of the buffeting; and in one respect indeed this comparison would hold good; for, as the adventurous pair of the Fives' Court will afterwards send round a hat, and trust to the bounty of the lookers-on for the means of regaling themselves, so Mr Godfrey Nickleby and HIS partner, the honeymoon being over, looked out wistfully into the world, relying in no inconsiderable degree upon chance for the improvement of their means.
From the tone of the club box he had perceived how grave a mistake that would be; and, though he was more than ever determined to "see the thing through," he felt less chivalrously
eager to champion his betrothed's cousin than before their brief talk at the Opera.
"But Ruth is my teacher," Martin answered chivalrously
. "She is responsible for what little I have learned."
She was pretty and soft, and had been chivalrously
treated all her days.
The dangerous precipice along whose rocky front, Wolfe and his brave companions climbed to glory; the Plains of Abraham, where he received his mortal wound; the fortress so chivalrously
defended by Montcalm; and his soldier's grave, dug for him while yet alive, by the bursting of a shell; are not the least among them, or among the gallant incidents of history.
led Kate through the throng outside the venue
thinks the terrible truth must be kept hidden, that men must help women remain innocent in order to preserve their idealistic beliefs.
Secularism, in this story, is something like the man of your dreams, the ultimate nice guy who chivalrously
bestows equality on women and shields their liberties from would-be violators--always ready, like the hero of a desert romance, to rescue the virtuous maiden from the sheikh's harem.
All the while, textiles as vital pieces of imperial economics and politics cover her three times over: the awning chivalrously
rigged by the captain, the dress that marks her as "a young Englishwoman of rank," and, in a telltale move for Woolf, the ship's sails which conspicuously fall on their landing in Italy (113).
A coming-of-age plot does not work if the hero has transgressed before it begins, and stolen land cannot be reclaimed by thieves quite so chivalrously
. Instead, Burrowes and Miller wanted to create a fictional universe that would allow a settler story to be told on the settler's terms without reality intruding.
Having used my quick thinking already that evening, when two staggering Glaswegian men chivalrously
offered to escort me to the bus, I managed to make them run away in fear when I blagged their drunk brains into believing I knew their mothers!
The personal and domestic virtues of the Czar are, indeed, a sure pledge that he is incapable of harshness to the least of his subjects; and the illustrious lady who shares his throne, like her Royal sister, to whom all Englishmen are chivalrously
devoted, is a supreme guarantee of the Imperial justice and clemency.