It runs strangely in my head that it must have been some spirit, who, perhaps, might be sent to forewarn
us: and who knows but all that matter which he told us, of his going to fight, and of his being taken prisoner, and of the great danger he was in of being hanged, might be intended as a warning to us, considering what we are going about?
They are asking to attack and making plans of all kinds, but as soon as one gets to business nothing is ready, and the enemy, forewarned
, takes measures accordingly."
Anne Silvester was in Perth; forewarned
by the newspaper (as Sir Patrick had guessed) that the letters offered to Mrs.
As they had been duly forewarned
by Bashti, the penalty for infraction of the rules he had laid down was staking out on the reef at low tide to be eaten by the fish-sharks.
As I wanted to see a schoolmaster or two, and was forewarned
that those gentlemen might, in their modesty, be shy of receiving a visit from the author of the "Pickwick Papers," I consulted with a professional friend who had a Yorkshire connexion, and with whom I concerted a pious fraud.
With Rosy held in the clutches of Morpheus for a many-hours deep slumber, and the bloodthirsty parent waiting, armed and forewarned
, Ikey felt that his rival was close, indeed, upon discomfiture.
The audience had come forewarned
, evidently, and whenever the ragged slip of a donkey-girl ran upon the stage there was a deep murmur of approbation, every one smiled and glowed, and Mainhall hitched his heavy chair a little nearer the brass railing.
All manner of incidents combined in favour of the occasion: not only had Mr and Mrs Garland forewarned
him that they intended to make no deduction for his outfit from the great amount, but to pay it him unbroken in all its gigantic grandeur; not only had the unknown gentleman increased the stock by the sum of five shillings, which was a perfect god-send and in itself a fortune; not only had these things come to pass which nobody could have calculated upon, or in their wildest dreams have hoped; but it was Barbara's quarter too--Barbara's quarter, that very day--and Barbara had a half-holiday as well as Kit, and Barbara's mother was going to make one of the party, and to take tea with Kit's mother, and cultivate her acquaintance.
Yet in spite of all this seduction Milady might fail--for Felton was forewarned
, and that against the least chance.
"You alone forewarned
us of the evil; now try and aid us with the remedy."
It was evident either that he no longer possessed the confidence of his friend, or that Athos was bound by some invisible chain, or that he had been forewarned
of the lieutenant's visit.
If you are forewarned
you will be the more ready to make allowances."