His gold-headed cane, too,--a serviceable staff, of dark polished wood,--had similar traits, and, had it chosen to take a walk by itself, would have been recognized anywhere as a tolerably
adequate representative of its master.
I had ceased to be a writer of tolerably
poor tales and essays, and had become a tolerably
good Surveyor of the Customs.
Thus, by divers little makeshifts, in that ingenious way which is commonly denominated "by hook and by crook," the worthy pedagogue got on tolerably
enough, and was thought, by all who understood nothing of the labor of headwork, to have a wonderfully easy life of it.
Though none of the most elegant, it yet stood the scrutiny tolerably
When I reached the end of my journey I found myself in a tolerably
comfortable stable, and well attended to.
Somewhat mollified by certain cups of very good coffee, he came out smiling and talking, in tolerably
Thunder-showers had been tolerably
frequent of late, and I was not much afraid of a failure; still, I shouldn't have cared for a delay of a day or two; I should have explained that I was busy with affairs of state yet, and the people must wait.
When we reached its neighborhood we found it was beautifully situated, but on top of a mound, or hill, round and tolerably
steep, and about two hundred feet high.
One poor chap, who had no other grandeur to offer, said with tolerably
manifest pride in the remembrance:
Emma spared no exertions to maintain this happier flow of ideas, and hoped, by the help of backgammon, to get her father tolerably
through the evening, and be attacked by no regrets but her own.
As for the house itself, to be sure," said she, "it is too small for our family, but we will make ourselves tolerably
comfortable for the present, as it is too late in the year for improvements.
Of this preparation a tolerably
abundant plateful was apportioned to each pupil.