"An honest man and an honest woman
may be insulted, but to tell a thief he's a thief is simply la constatation d'un fait."
I was frighted out of my wits almost, and knew not what to do, for I was, as it were, turned out of doors to the wide world, and that which was still worse, the old honest woman
had two-and- twenty shillings of mine in her hand, which was all the estate the little gentlewoman had in the world; and when I asked the daughter for it, she huffed me and laughed at me, and told me she had nothing to do with it.
She is a poor but honest woman
. She is also patriotic.
"I'll show these rogues that I'm an honest woman
," said my mother.
"I think you're the most honest woman
I ever met!" he exclaimed.
It is for you to decide, when you know all, whether I am a fit person for an honest woman
to associate with or not."
The nurse, as an honest woman
, was bound to tell him the truth.
for honest hope, madam, for I am an honest man and I believed you to be an honest woman
, when your only intention was to deceive me!
It might be all in the way of the Sergeant's business to mystify an honest woman
by wrapping her round in a network of lies but it was my duty to have remembered, as a good Protestant, that the father of lies is the Devil--and that mischief and the Devil are never far apart.
One thing ar' a fact, Ishmael; I like no fellow-travellers who can give a heavy feel to an honest woman
's tongue, I--and that without caring whether her household is in order, or out of order."
I make this engagement without reserves of any kind; and I promise to abide by it -- if my proofs fail -- on the faith of a good Catholic, and the word of an honest woman
. Your faithful servant,
"Well, that is a right which every honest woman
has," said Montalais, in an affected tone.