On that occasion, Cook's Court was in a manner revolutionized by the new inscription in fresh paint, PEFFER AND SNAGSBY, displacing the time-honoured
and not easily to be deciphered legend PEFFER only.
We gave him all the regular ones - the time-honoured
lies that have done duty up the river with every boating-man for years past - and added seven entirely original ones that we had invented for ourselves, including a really quite likely story, founded, to a certain extent, on an all but true episode, which had actually happened in a modified degree some years ago to friends of ours - a story that a mere child could have believed without injuring itself, much.
Not seeing anyone in the yard, he slipped in, and at once saw near the gate a sink, such as is often put in yards where there are many workmen or cab-drivers; and on the hoarding above had been scribbled in chalk the time-honoured
witticism, "Standing here strictly forbidden." This was all the better, for there would be nothing suspicious about his going in.
The sixth-form boys had not yet appeared; so, to fill up the gap, an interesting and time-honoured
ceremony was gone through.
As I looked out of the coach window, and observed that an old house on Fish-street Hill, which had stood untouched by painter, carpenter, or bricklayer, for a century, had been pulled down in my absence; and that a neighbouring street, of time-honoured
insalubrity and inconvenience, was being drained and widened; I half expected to find St.
Then I caught my breath as I read the time-honoured
title of the great nobleman and statesman whose wife she had been.
I had learned, too, the very remarkable fact, that the stem of the Usher race, all time-honoured
as it was, had put forth, at no period, any enduring branch; in other words, that the entire family lay in the direct line of descent, and had always, with very trifling and very temporary variation, so lain.
The proprietor of a large old water-mill at Wellbridge--once the mill of an Abbey--had offered him the inspection of his time-honoured
mode of procedure, and a hand in the operations for a few days, whenever he should choose to come.
Instead I desperately resorted to the time-honoured
expedient of setting up a stick and going in the direction of its fall.
Nothing but chowder would have lured them from their gambols in the briny deep; that time-honoured
dish demanded the concentrated action of several mighty minds; so the "Water Babies" came ashore and fell to cooking.
There was enough for everybody - India for Russia, a time-honoured
dream, but why not?
There is a time-honoured
adage within the field of jurisprudence, which states that the study of law sharpens the mind by narrowing it.