There never was such a hard case
! I shouldn't care so much if it wasn't so ridiculous.
This Makawao is evidently one of them, and a hard case
as well, if there's anything in Johnny's gammon about twenty pounds reward for him.
He ain't the hard case
he's trying to make himself believe he is.
But as I know that it is a mark of prudence not to do by foul means what may be done by fair, I will ask these gentlemen, the guards and commissary, to be so good as to release you and let you go in peace, as there will be no lack of others to serve the king under more favourable circumstances; for it seems to me a hard case
to make slaves of those whom God and nature have made free.
She supposed she must say more before she were entitled to his clemency; but it was a hard case
to be obliged still to lower herself in his opinion.
This was a hard case
for Cotton Mather, who saw no other way to rescue his poor child Samuel from the disease.
"It was a hard case
, upon my word"; and, "I do think you were very much to be pitied," were the kind responses of listening sympathy.
He was a fellow-clerk of mine, and a hard case
; but to do him justice, I didn't think he was as hard as this.'
Polly gave him up as a hard case
; but was so in the habit of helping any one who seemed in trouble, that she was good to him simply because she could n't help it.
It was a hard case
that a vigorous mood for quarrelling, so highly capable of using an opportunity, should not meet with a single remark from Mr.
“Why, Major, I believe you’re a friend to justice and the right, though you go so often to the grand house; but it’s a hard case
to a man to have his honest calling for a livelihood stopped by laws, and that, too, when, if right was done, he mought hunt or fish on any day in the week, or on the best flat in the Patent, if he was so minded.”
I met him on the cars when I went down the line on Wednesday--a hard case
if ever there was one.