"Not at all--I never saw him; but I fancy he is very unlike his brother--silly and a great coxcomb
Twice two makes four is a pert coxcomb
who stands with arms akimbo barring your path and spitting.
He is the greatest coxcomb
I ever saw, and amazingly disagreeable.
The fourth was too pale, and she called him 'Wallface.' The fifth was too red, so she called him 'Coxcomb
.' The sixth was not straight enough; so she said he was like a green stick, that had been laid to dry over a baker's oven.
No doubt I should have been a coxcomb
of some kind, if not that kind, and I shall not be very strenuous in censuring Thackeray for his effect upon me in this way.
At first, indeed, she had seemed to take a pleasure in mortifying my vanity and crushing my presumption - relentlessly nipping off bud by bud as they ventured to appear; and then, I confess, I was deeply wounded, though, at the same time, stimulated to seek revenge; - but latterly finding, beyond a doubt, that I was not that empty-headed coxcomb
she had first supposed me, she had repulsed my modest advances in quite a different spirit.
"I would have you know, sir, that, young or old, there has never been a time in my life when I was afraid to speak my mind to an ignorant coxcomb--yes, sir, an ignorant coxcomb
, if you had as many titles as slaves could invent and fools could adopt."
If I find him conversable, I shall be glad of his acquaintance; but if he is only a chattering coxcomb
, he will not occupy much of my time or thoughts."
That devil, Porthos, is a man of prodigious strength; still, if Athos joins us, well, we shall be three of us to laugh at Aramis, that little coxcomb
with his too good luck."
It will be a bitter pill to her; that is, like other bitter pills, it will have two moments' ill flavour, and then be swallowed and forgotten; for I am not such a coxcomb
as to suppose her feelings more lasting than other women's, though I was the object of them.
Yes, says he, Honour.--But I ask your ladyship's pardon; I could tear my tongue out for offending you." "Go on," says Sophia; "you may mention anything you have not told me before."--"Yes, Honour, says he (this was some time afterwards, when he gave me the crown), I am neither such a coxcomb
, or such a villain, as to think of her in any other delight but as my goddess; as such I will always worship and adore her while I have breath.--This was all, ma'am, I will be sworn, to the best of my remembrance.
Anne.-Votive Offerings.- Pious Carousals, - A Ragged Regiment.-Mackinaw.- Picture of a Trading Post.- Frolicking Voyageurs.-Swells and Swaggerers.- Indian Coxcombs
.-A Man of the North.-Jockeyship of Voyageurs- Inefficacy of Gold.- Weight of a Feather- Mr.