Rarely, however, did any cold-water caitiff of the kind darken the doors of old Baranoff; the coasting captains knew too well his humor and their own interests; they joined in his revels, they drank, and sang, and whooped, and hiccuped, until they all got "half seas over," and then affairs went on swimmingly
She had a turn for narrative, I for analysis; she liked to inform, I to question; so we got on swimmingly
together, deriving much entertainment, if not much improvement, from our mutual intercourse.
"Well," he thought, "things DO go on swimmingly
I did only a retail business myself, but my old habits of system carried me swimmingly
Thanks to this inspiration, he got on swimmingly
for a time, but gradually the work lost its charm, and he forgot to compose, while he sat musing, pen in hand, or roamed about the gay city to get some new ideas and refresh his mind, which seemed to be in a somewhat unsettled state that winter.
Hunsden subdued, but both mutually polite; they got on at the French swimmingly
: ordinary topics were discussed with great state and decorum; I thought I had never seen two such models of propriety, for Hunsden (thanks to the constraint of the foreign tongue) was obliged to shape his phrases, and measure his sentences, with a care that forbade any eccentricity.
But Tom Platt waved his arms and got along swimmingly
. The captain gave him a drink of unspeakable gin, and the opera- comique crew, with their hairy throats, red caps, and long knives, greeted him as a brother.
He went at the lesson with a will, and soon floundered out of his difficulties, for Polly gave him a lift here and there, and they went on swimmingly
, till they came to some rules to be learned.
Jack Maldon having lately proffered his occasional services as an amanuensis, and not being accustomed to that occupation; but we should soon put right what was amiss, and go on swimmingly
. Afterwards, when we were fairly at our work, I found Mr.
The friends of Horatio Fizkin, Esquire, having had their innings, a little choleric, pink-faced man stood forward to propose another fit and proper person to represent the electors of Eatanswill in Parliament; and very swimmingly
the pink-faced gentleman would have got on, if he had not been rather too choleric to entertain a sufficient perception of the fun of the crowd.
Everything went on secretly but swimmingly
. The doctor had many consultations with his patient, and the good women of the household lauded the comforting effect of his visits.
The questions and answers went swimmingly
, and ended in nothing worth mentioning.