Elton about relief from the parish; he is very well to do himself, you know, being head man at the Crown, ostler
, and every thing of that sort, but still he cannot keep his father without some help; and so, when Mr.
I proposed to walk the distance quietly by myself; and very quietly, after leaving my box in the ostler
's care, did I slip away from the George Inn, about six o'clock of a June evening, and take the old road to Thornfield: a road which lay chiefly through fields, and was now little frequented.
and the waiters, yea, and the inns at which they waited, and the cold rounds of beef inside, and the stunted ostler
, with his blue nose and clinking pail, where is he, and where is his generation?
Miss Crow, the daughter of a farmer; John Giddish, himself a farmer; Nan Slouch, Esther Codling, Will Spray, Tom Bennet; the three Misses Potter, whose father keeps the sign of the Red Lion; Betty Chambermaid, Jack Ostler
, and many others of inferior note, lay rolling among the graves.
Take hold of this cup and saucer, ostler
. Now, if you wasn't brought up to the butter trade, look out and see if you can catch half a crown in your t'other hand.
The bill paid, and the waiter remembered, and the ostler
not forgotten, and the chambermaid taken into consideration - in a word, the whole house bribed into a state of contempt and animosity, and Estella's purse much lightened - we got into our post-coach and drove away.
This was the cheerful servant of that establishment, who, in her part of factotum, turned groom and ostler
She talks something like that ostler
we had that come from the north.
My friend was now to lodge the second night almost fifty miles from home, in a house which he never had seen before, among people to whom he was totally a stranger, not knowing whether the next man he should meet would prove good or bad; but seeing an inn of a good appearance, he rode resolutely into the yard; and knowing that respect is often paid in proportion as it is claimed, delivered his injunctions to the ostler
with spirit, and, entering the house, called vigorously about him.
'It is,' replied the driver, rubbing himself as if he ached, after throwing the reins to the ostler
. 'And I never was so glad to see it.'
The next day, or a day or two after, I forget which, the chaise was brought back from Knowlesbury, our nearest town, by the ostler
at the old inn.
He spoke to a postboy who was dozing under the gateway; and who, after hearing what he wanted, referred him to the ostler
; who after hearing all he had to say again, referred him to the landlord; who was a tall gentleman in a blue neckcloth, a white hat, drab breeches, and boots with tops to match, leaning against a pump by the stable-door, picking his teeth with a silver toothpick.