I warrant you the fop
can use his dainty sword right well on occasion."
The road led straight up to the chateau which, compared to its ancestor on the hill, was exactly what a fop
of the coterie of the Duc d'Enghein would have been beside a knight in steel armor in the time of Charles VII.
But through the blood and the dirt and the rags a new Baynes shone forth--a handsomer Baynes than the dandy and the fop
Perhaps, too, I was a little bit spoiled by my mother and sister, and some other ladies of my acquaintance; - and yet I was by no means a fop
- of that I am fully convinced, whether you are or not.
Arthur, I confess, has always seemed to me a bit of a fop
; I can't imagine how Laura married him.
They took with them the sumpter mules, which carried in panniers the wardrobe and table furniture of Sir Nigel; for the knight, though neither fop
nor epicure, was very dainty in small matters, and loved, however bare the board or hard the life, that his napery should still be white and his spoon of silver.
Vanity is the perfection of a fop
. My husband had this excellence, that he valued nothing of expense; and as his history, you may be sure, has very little weight in it, 'tis enough to tell you that in about two years and a quarter he broke, and was not so happy to get over into the Mint, but got into a sponging-house, being arrested in an action too heavy from him to give bail to, so he sent for me to come to him.
What led her particularly to desire horse-exercise was a visit from Captain Lydgate, the baronet's third son, who, I am sorry to say, was detested by our Tertius of that name as a vapid fop
"parting his hair from brow to nape in a despicable fashion" (not followed by Tertius himself), and showing an ignorant security that he knew the proper thing to say on every topic.
It was managed by my old friend Espado; he was the bright-clad fop
, whose hook nose got him called the Vulture.
"Does it satisfy you to receive a present of the carcass of that coarse fop
? does it gratify you to make him a present of yours?
As the fop
contrived to dress his bailiffs in his livery and make them wait on his guests at table, so the chagrins which the bad heart gives off as bubbles, at once take form as ladies and gentlemen in the street, shopmen or bar-keepers in hotels, and threaten or insult whatever is threatenable and insultable in us.
Our antiquaries abandon time for distance; our very fops
glance from the binding to the bottom of the title-page, where the mystic characters which spell London, Paris, or Genoa, are precisely so many letters of recommendation.