Why, sold off in a jiffy, and no character, and I might find myself slaved about under a butcher's boy, or worked to death at some seaside place where no one cared for me, except to find out how fast I could go, or be flogged along in some cart with three or four great men in it going out for a Sunday spree
, as I have often seen in the place I lived in before I came here; no," said he, shaking his head, "I hope I shall never come to that."
They would put up in one of the lodging-houses in John Street; Philip had never been to Oxford, but Griffiths had talked to him about it so much that he knew exactly where they would go; and they would dine at the Clarendon: Griffiths had been in the habit of dining there when he went on the spree
. Philip got himself something to eat in a restaurant near Charing Cross; he had made up his mind to go to a play, and afterwards he fought his way into the pit of a theatre at which one of Oscar Wilde's pieces was being performed.
They made an imposing ad- venture of it, saying, "Hist!" every now and then, and suddenly halting with finger on lip; moving with hands on imaginary dagger-hilts; and giving orders in dismal whispers that if "the foe" stirred, to "let him have it to the hilt," because "dead men tell no tales." They knew well enough that the raftsmen were all down at the village laying in stores or having a spree
, but still that was no excuse for their conducting this thing in an unpiratical way.
"I wonder you waste time coming over here on the spree
when you've got a piece of business like that to look after.""I came over here," Mr.
Tradition says she spent the last two years of her life in the strange den I have been speaking of, after having indulged herself in one final, triumphant, and satisfying spree
. She shut herself up there, without company, and without even a servant, and so abjured and forsook the world.
"Right away from a jolly good spree
," he said, "by the London train--see?
"Oh, my name it is Johnny from Pike, I'm h-ll on a spree
or a strike" .
I'm sorry for Mister Bluebeard, I'm sorry to cause him pain; But a terrible spree
there's sure to be When he comes back again.
Folks'll say I've gone crazy when they see my building spree
, but I know what I'm about.
The LONDON JOURNAL duke always has his "little place" at Maidenhead; and the heroine of the three-volume novel always dines there when she goes out on the spree
with somebody else's husband.
First of all I asked, "Is Nikolay here?" Dmitri told me that Nikolay had gone off on the spree
; he had come home at daybreak drunk, stayed in the house about ten minutes, and went out again.
For the rest, after his hours of work, a casual stroll or a casual spree
on shore suffices to unfold for him the secret of a whole continent, and generally he finds the secret not worth knowing.