There is, however, I said, a previous question
which remains unanswered.
The answer warmed the hearts of both the old men, but, with the usual avoidance of Englishmen of emotional subjects personal to themselves, they instinctively returned to the previous question
. Sir Nathaniel took the lead.
The cherub stood helplessly rubbing his chin and looking on, but on the whole was inclined to welcome this diversion as one in which, by reason of the absorbent properties of hysterics, the previous question would become absorbed.
The influence pervaded the spirit in which they returned to the previous question.
Casson had the laugh strongly against him, and wisely fell back on the previous question
, which, far from being exhausted in a single evening, was renewed in the churchyard, before service, the next day, with the fresh interest conferred on all news when there is a fresh person to hear it; and that fresh hearer was Martin Poyser, who, as his wife said, "never went boozin' with that set at Casson's, a- sittin' soakin' in drink, and looking as wise as a lot o' cod-fish wi' red faces."
"But what practice in the art of war has a people which nature has thus protected from attack?" asked Tara of Helium, who had liked the young jed's answer to her previous question
, but yet in whose mind persisted a vague conviction of the possible effeminacy of her companion, induced, doubtless, by the magnificence of his trappings and weapons which carried a suggestion of splendid show rather than grim utility.
Before Kate had returned any reply, a queer little double knock announced that Miss La Creevy had called to see them; and when Miss La Creevy presented herself, Mrs Nickleby, though strongly disposed to be argumentative on the previous question
, forgot all about it in a gush of supposes about the coach she had come by; supposing that the man who drove must have been either the man in the shirt-sleeves or the man with the black eye; that whoever he was, he hadn't found that parasol she left inside last week; that no doubt they had stopped a long while at the Halfway House, coming down; or that perhaps being full, they had come straight on; and, lastly, that they, surely, must have passed Nicholas on the road.
It is Jarvis Lorry who has replied to all the previous questions
. It is Jarvis Lorry who has alighted and stands with his hand on the coach door, replying to a group of officials.
Similar to the previous question
, but an important one.
As you may remember from a previous question
, needing the loo is something I don't cope well with.
2) If the answer to the previous question
is affirmative, how competent is Fairgreen Ghana Limited in the management of the Software and Data Center of the commission?
Before there could be debate on the motion the Official Opposition House Leader moved the previous question
, pursuant to Standing Order 49(2), "that this question be now put".