And now you shall listen to the Winsome Waggish
Warblers, who have often cheered me in my moments of anguish."
This ignorant, unconscious fearlessness of his made him a little waggish
in the matter of whales; he followed these fish for the fun of it; and a three years' voyage round Cape Horn was only a jolly joke that lasted that length of time.
"A million all but one!" replied a waggish
soldier in a torn coat, with a wink, and passed on followed by another, an old man.
Bumble returned with a stately walk to the fireplace; and, resuming his old attitude, said, with a grave and determined air, 'I'll do it!' He followed up this remarkable declaration, by shaking his head in a waggish
manner for ten minutes, as though he were remonstrating with himself for being such a pleasant dog; and then, he took a view of his legs in profile, with much seeming pleasure and interest.
During this melancholy pause, the turnkey read his newspaper with a waggish
look (he had evidently got among the facetious paragraphs) until, happening to take his eyes off for an instant, as if to get by dint of contemplation at the very marrow of some joke of a deeper sort than the rest, it appeared to occur to him, for the first time, that somebody was crying.
The curate and the bachelor could see plainly enough that the page spoke in a waggish
vein; but the fineness of the coral beads, and the hunting suit that Sancho sent (for Teresa had already shown it to them) did away with the impression; and they could not help laughing at Sanchica's wish, and still more when Teresa said, "Senor curate, look about if there's anybody here going to Madrid or Toledo, to buy me a hooped petticoat, a proper fashionable one of the best quality; for indeed and indeed I must do honour to my husband's government as well as I can; nay, if I am put to it and have to, I'll go to Court and set a coach like all the world; for she who has a governor for her husband may very well have one and keep one."
and malicious look, which Raoul tried to avoid meeting, and which yet he sought inquiringly from time to time, placed him on the rack.
The passing of the mouth of the Nebraska, therefore, was equivalent among boatmen to the crossing of the line among sailors, and was celebrated with like ceremonials of a rough and waggish
nature, practiced upon the uninitiated; among which was the old nautical joke of shaving.
Indeed, Mr Dennis appeared to think it an uncommon circumstance, and to banter himself upon it; for he thrust his hat on one side as some men do when they are in a waggish
humour, sucked the head of his stick with a higher relish, and smiled as though he would say, 'Dennis, you're a rum dog; you're a queer fellow; you're capital company, Dennis, and quite a character!'
“Oh!” exclaimed Richard, with something of a waggish
leer, “thou owest the lad for the venison, I suppose that thou killed, Cousin ‘Duke!
Guppy, whose incessant smiling gave her quite a waggish
appearance, did as her son requested and then sat down in a corner, holding her pocket handkerchief to her chest, like a fomentation, with both hands.
At this the stout Friar looked upon Robin for a long time, his head on one side, and with a most waggish
twist to his face; then he slowly winked his right eye.