Circumstances of an imperious nature, which it is unnecessary to relate here, had prevented him from taking service with that gallant army which had fought the disastrous campaigns ending with the fall of Corinth, and he chafed under the inglorious
restraint, longing for the release of his energies, the larger life of the soldier, the opportunity for distinction.
Who would think, then, that such fine ladies and gentlemen should regale themselves with an essence found in the inglorious
bowels of a sick whale!
But the nervousness that assailed him at the door of that inglorious
haunt - a pawnshop - and the effort necessary to invent the pseudonym (which, somehow, seemed to him a necessary part of the procedure), had taken more time than he imagined: and when he returned to the billiard-room with the spoils, the bank had already closed its doors.
"But," said Grandfather, "our chair, after all, was not destined to spend the remainder of its days in the inglorious
obscurity of a garret.
If it is strange for me to look back from a distance both in time and space on these bygone adventures of our youth, it must be stranger for you who tread the same streets--who may to-morrow open the door of the old Speculative, where we begin to rank with Scott and Robert Emmet and the beloved and inglorious
Macbean--or may pass the corner of the close where that great society, the L.
By these means Mr Chuckster was pushed and hustled to the office again, in a most inglorious
manner, and arrived in a state of great exhaustion and discomfiture.
Seesaw Simpson was usually made commander-in-chief of the British army, and a limp and uncertain one he was, capable, with his contradictory orders and his fondness for the extreme rear, of leading any regiment to an inglorious
They generally wore feathers in their hats, and affected the "brave." "Je suis un homme du nord!"-"I am a man of the north,"-one of these swelling fellows would exclaim, sticking his arms akimbo and ruffling by the Southwesters, whom he regarded with great contempt, as men softened by mild climates and the luxurious fare of bread and bacon, and whom he stigmatized with the inglorious
name of pork- eaters.
For an instant Druse had a strange, half-defined feeling that he had slept to the end of the war and was looking upon a noble work of art reared upon that commanding eminence to commemorate the deeds of an heroic past of which he had been an inglorious
Resolved to pursue no inglorious
career, he turned his eyes toward the East, as affording scope for his spirit of enterprise.
Placed in these circumstances then, with no prospect of matters mending if I remained aboard the Dolly, I at once made up my mind to leave her: to be sure it was rather an inglorious
thing to steal away privily from those at whose hands I had received wrongs and outrages that I could not resent; but how was such a course to be avoided when it was the only alternative left me?
Evidently he did not relish the thought that Issus had learned of his inglorious