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Examples of Thin-skinned
And for once his suspicions were right; for he overheard Argemone say- 'I wonder how Mr. Smith can be so rude as to sit there in my presence over his stupid perch!
But Lancelot was not to escape.
The perusal of these animated expressions of free opinion suggested the following lines, which those who remember Boz's book, and the festivities with which he was all but hunted to death, will at once understand.
Not content with waging a universal rivalry in the piracy of the Notes, Columbia showered upon its author the riches of its own choice vocabulary of abuse; while some of her more fiery spirits threw out playful hints as to the propriety of gouging the "stranger," and furnishing him with a permanent suit of tar and feathers, in the then very improbable event of his paying them a second visit.
You know, Churchill, it is tough work to straighten a crooked ramrod.
Prince being his cousin, a readiness to exercise Executive clemency by pardoning the prisoner, might be construed into a species of bargain and sale; and his Excellency could not condone a crime merely because the culprit had relinquished a fortune to his relative.