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Chapter 10

CLEARING UP ALL DOUBTS (IF ANY EXISTED)OF THE DISINTERESTEDNESS1 OFMr. JINGLE2’S CHARACTERhere are in London several old inns, once theheadquarters of celebrated3 coaches in the days whencoaches performed their journeys in a graver and moresolemn manner than they do in these times; but which have nowdegenerated into little more than the abiding4 and booking-placesof country wagons5. The reader would look in vain for any of theseancient hostelries, among the Golden Crosses and Bull andMouths, which rear their stately fronts in the improved streets ofLondon. If he would light upon any of these old places, he mustdirect his steps to the obscurer quarters of the town, and there insome secluded6 nooks he will find several, still standing7 with a kindof gloomy sturdiness, amidst the modern innovations whichsurround them.

  In the Borough8 especially, there still remain some half-dozenold inns, which have preserved their external features unchanged,and which have escaped alike the rage for public improvementand the encroachments of private speculation9. Great, ramblingqueer old places they are, with galleries, and passages, andstaircases, wide enough and antiquated10 enough to furnishmaterials for a hundred ghost stories, supposing we should ever bereduced to the lamentable11 necessity of inventing any, and that theworld should exist long enough to exhaust the innumerableveracious legends connected with old London Bridge, and itsadjacent neighbourhood on the Surrey side.

  It was in the yard of one of these inns―of no less celebrated aone than the White Hart―that a man was busily employed in brushing the dirt off a pair of boots, early on the morningsucceeding the events narrated13 in the last chapter. He was habitedin a coarse, striped waistcoat, with black calico sleeves, and blueglass buttons; drab breeches and leggings. A bright redhandkerchief was wound in a very loose and unstudied styleround his neck, and an old white hat was carelessly thrown on oneside of his head. There were two rows of boots before him, onecleaned and the other dirty, and at every addition he made to theclean row, he paused from his work, and contemplated14 its resultswith evident satisfaction.

  The yard presented none of that bustle15 and activity which arethe usual characteristics of a large coach inn. Three or fourlumbering wagons, each with a pile of goods beneath its amplecanopy, about the height of the second-floor window of anordinary house, were stowed away beneath a lofty roof whichextended over one end of the yard; and another, which wasprobably to commence its journey that morning, was drawn16 outinto the open space. A double tier of bedroom galleries, with oldClumsy balustrades, ran round two sides of the straggling area,and a double row of bells to correspond, sheltered from theweather by a little sloping roof, hung over the door leading to thebar and coffee-room. Two or three gigs and chaise-carts werewheeled up under different little sheds and pent-houses; and theoccasional heavy tread of a cart-horse, or rattling17 of a chain at thefarther end of the yard, announced to anybody who cared aboutthe matter, that the stable lay in that direction. When we add thata few boys in smock-frocks were lying asleep on heavy packages,wool-packs, and other articles that were scattered18 about on heapsof straw, we have described as fully19 as need be the generalappearance of the yard of the White Hart Inn, High Street,Borough, on the particular morning in question.

  A loud ringing of one of the bells was followed by theappearance of a smart chambermaid in the upper sleeping gallery,who, after tapping at one of the doors, and receiving a requestfrom within, called over the balustrades―‘Sam!’

  ‘Hollo,’ replied the man with the white hat.

  ‘Number twenty-two wants his boots.’

  ‘Ask number twenty-two, vether he’ll have ’em now, or vait tillhe gets ’em,’ was the reply.

  ‘Come, don’t be a fool, Sam,’ said the girl coaxingly20, ‘thegentleman wants his boots directly.’

  ‘Well, you are a nice young ’ooman for a musical party, you are,’

  said the boot-cleaner. ‘Look at these here boots―eleven pair o’

  boots; and one shoe as belongs to number six, with the woodenleg. The eleven boots is to be called at half-past eight and the shoeat nine. Who’s number twenty-two, that’s to put all the others out?

  No, no; reg’lar rotation21, as Jack22 Ketch said, ven he tied the menup. Sorry to keep you a-waitin’, sir, but I’ll attend to you directly.’

  Saying which, the man in the white hat set to work upon a top-boot with increased assiduity.

  There was another loud ring; and the bustling23 old landlady24 ofthe White Hart made her appearance in the opposite gallery.

  ‘Sam,’ cried the landlady, ‘where’s that lazy, idle―why, Sam―oh, there you are; why don’t you answer?’

  ‘Vouldn’t be gen-teel to answer, till you’d done talking,’ repliedSam gruffly.

  ‘Here, clean these shoes for number seventeen directly, andtake ’em to private sitting-room25, number five, first floor.’

  The landlady flung a pair of lady’s shoes into the yard, andbustled away.

  ‘Number five,’ said Sam, as he picked up the shoes, and takinga piece of chalk from his pocket, made a memorandum26 of theirdestination on the soles―‘Lady’s shoes and private sittin’-room! Isuppose she didn’t come in the vagin.’

  ‘She came in early this morning,’ cried the girl, who was stillleaning over the railing of the gallery, ‘with a gentleman in ahackney-coach, and it’s him as wants his boots, and you’d betterdo ’em, that’s all about it.’

  ‘Vy didn’t you say so before,’ said Sam, with great indignation,singling out the boots in question from the heap before him. ‘Forall I know’d he was one o’ the regular threepennies. Private room!

  and a lady too! If he’s anything of a gen’l’m’n, he’s vurth a shillin’ aday, let alone the arrands.’ Stimulated27 by this inspiring reflection,Mr. Samuel brushed away with such hearty28 good-will, that in afew minutes the boots and shoes, with a polish which would havestruck envy to the soul of the amiable29 Mr. Warren (for they usedDay & Martin at the White Hart), had arrived at the door ofnumber five.

  ‘Come in,’ said a man’s voice, in reply to Sam’s rap at the door.

  Sam made his best bow, and stepped into the presence of a ladyand gentleman seated at breakfast. Having officiously depositedthe gentleman’s boots right and left at his feet, and the lady’sshoes right and left at hers, he backed towards the door.

  ‘Boots,’ said the gentleman.

  ‘Sir,’ said Sam, closing the door, and keeping his hand on theknob of the lock. ‘Do you know―what’s a-name―Doctors’


  ‘Yes, sir.’

  ‘Where is it?’

  ‘Paul’s Churchyard, sir; low archway on the carriage side,bookseller’s at one corner, hot-el on the other, and two porters inthe middle as touts30 for licences.’

  ‘Touts for licences!’ said the gentleman.

  ‘Touts for licences,’ replied Sam. ‘Two coves31 in vhite aprons32―touches their hats ven you walk in―“Licence, sir, licence?” Queersort, them, and their mas’rs, too, sir―Old Bailey Proctors―and nomistake.’

  ‘What do they do?’ inquired the gentleman.

  ‘Do! You, sir! That ain’t the worst on it, neither. They putsthings into old gen’l’m’n’s heads as they never dreamed of. Myfather, sir, wos a coachman. A widower33 he wos, and fat enough foranything―uncommon fat, to be sure. His missus dies, and leaveshim four hundred pound. Down he goes to the Commons, to seethe34 lawyer and draw the blunt―very smart―top boots on―nosegay in his button-hole―broad-brimmed tile―green shawl―quite the gen’l’m’n. Goes through the archvay, thinking how heshould inwest the money―up comes the touter35, touches his hat―“Licence, sir, licence?”―“What’s that?” says my father.―“Licence, sir,” says he.―“What licence?” says my father.―“Marriage licence,” says the touter.―“Dash my veskit,” says myfather, “I never thought o’ that.”―“I think you wants one, sir,”

  says the touter. My father pulls up, and thinks a bit―“No,” sayshe, “damme, I’m too old, b’sides, I’m a many sizes too large,” sayshe.―“Not a bit on it, sir,” says the touter.―“Think not?” says myfather.―“I’m sure not,” says he; “we married a gen’l’m’n twiceyour size, last Monday.”―“Did you, though?” said my father.―“To be sure, we did,” says the touter, “you’re a babby to him―thisway, sir―this way!”―and sure enough my father walks arter him,like a tame monkey behind a horgan, into a little back office, verea teller36 sat among dirty papers, and tin boxes, making believe hewas busy. “Pray take a seat, vile37 I makes out the affidavit38, sir,”

  says the lawyer.―“Thank’ee, sir,” says my father, and down hesat, and stared with all his eyes, and his mouth vide open, at thenames on the boxes. “What’s your name, sir,” says the lawyer.―“Tony Weller,” says my father.―“Parish?” says the lawyer. “BelleSavage,” says my father; for he stopped there wen he drove up,and he know’d nothing about parishes, he didn’t.―“And what’sthe lady’s name?” says the lawyer. My father was struck all of aheap. “Blessed if I know,” says he.―“Not know!” says thelawyer.―“No more nor you do,” says my father; “can’t I put that inarterwards?”―“Impossible!” says the lawyer.―“Wery well,” saysmy father, after he’d thought a moment, “put down Mrs.

  Clarke.”―“What Clarke?” says the lawyer, dipping his pen in theink.―“Susan Clarke, Markis o’ Granby, Dorking,” says my father;“she’ll have me, if I ask. I des-say―I never said nothing to her, butshe’ll have me, I know.” The licence was made out, and she didhave him, and what’s more she’s got him now; and I never had anyof the four hundred pound, worse luck. Beg your pardon, sir,’ saidSam, when he had concluded, ‘but wen I gets on this heregrievance, I runs on like a new barrow with the wheel greased.’

  Having said which, and having paused for an instant to seewhether he was wanted for anything more, Sam left the room.

  ‘Half-past nine―just the time―off at once;’ said the gentleman,whom we need hardly introduce as Mr. Jingle.

  ‘Time―for what?’ said the spinster aunt coquettishly.

  ‘Licence, dearest of angels―give notice at the church―call youmine, to-morrow’―said Mr. Jingle, and he squeezed the spinsteraunt’s hand.

  ‘The licence!’ said Rachael, blushing.

  ‘The licence,’ repeated Mr. Jingle―‘In hurry, post-haste for a licence,In hurry, ding dong I come back.’

  ‘How you run on,’ said Rachael.

  ‘Run on―nothing to the hours, days, weeks, months, years,when we’re united―run on―they’ll fly on―bolt―mizzle―steam-engine―thousand-horse power―nothing to it.’

  ‘Can’t―can’t we be married before to-morrow morning?’

  inquired Rachael. ‘Impossible―can’t be―notice at the church―leave the licence to-day―ceremony come off to-morrow.’

  ‘I am so terrified, lest my brother should discover us!’ saidRachael.

  ‘Discover―nonsense―too much shaken by the break-down―besides―extreme caution―gave up the post-chaise―walked on―took a hackney-coach―came to the Borough―last place in theworld that he’d look in―ha! ha!―capital notion that―very.’

  ‘Don’t be long,’ said the spinster affectionately, as Mr. Jinglestuck the pinched-up hat on his head.

  ‘Long away from you?―Cruel charmer;’ and Mr. Jingle skippedplayfully up to the spinster aunt, imprinted39 a chaste40 kiss upon herlips, and danced out of the room.

  ‘Dear man!’ said the spinster, as the door closed after him.

  ‘Rum old girl,’ said Mr. Jingle, as he walked down the passage.

  It is painful to reflect upon the perfidy41 of our species; and wewill not, therefore, pursue the thread of Mr. Jingle’s meditations,as he wended his way to Doctors’ Commons. It will be sufficientfor our purpose to relate, that escaping the snares42 of the dragonsin white aprons, who guard the entrance to that enchanted43 region,he reached the vicar-general’s office in safety and having procureda highly flattering address on parchment, from the Archbishop ofCanterbury, to his ‘trusty and well-beloved Alfred Jingle andRachael Wardle, greeting,’ he carefully deposited the mysticdocument in his pocket, and retraced44 his steps in triumph to theBorough.

  He was yet on his way to the White Hart, when two plumpgentleman and one thin one entered the yard, and looked round insearch of some authorised person of whom they could make a fewinquiries. Mr. Samuel Weller happened to be at that momentengaged in burnishing45 a pair of painted tops, the personalproperty of a farmer who was refreshing46 himself with a slightlunch of two or three pounds of cold beef and a pot or two ofporter, after the fatigues47 of the Borough market; and to him thethin gentleman straightway advanced.

  ‘My friend,’ said the thin gentleman.

  ‘You’re one o’ the adwice gratis48 order,’ thought Sam, ‘or youwouldn’t be so wery fond o’ me all at once.’ But he only said―‘Well, sir.’

  ‘My friend,’ said the thin gentleman, with a conciliatory hem―‘have you got many people stopping here now? Pretty busy. Eh?’

  Sam stole a look at the inquirer. He was a little high-dried man,with a dark squeezed-up face, and small, restless, black eyes, thatkept winking50 and twinkling on each side of his little inquisitivenose, as if they were playing a perpetual game of peep-bo with thatfeature. He was dressed all in black, with boots as shiny as hiseyes, a low white neckcloth, and a clean shirt with a frill to it. Agold watch-chain, and seals, depended from his fob. He carried hisblack kid gloves in his hands, and not on them; and as he spoke,thrust his wrists beneath his coat tails, with the air of a man whowas in the habit of propounding51 some regular posers.

  ‘Pretty busy, eh?’ said the little man.

  ‘Oh, wery well, sir,’ replied Sam, ‘we shan’t be bankrupts, andwe shan’t make our fort’ns. We eats our biled mutton withoutcapers, and don’t care for horse-radish ven ve can get beef.’

  ‘Ah,’ said the little man, ‘you’re a wag, ain’t you?’

  ‘My eldest52 brother was troubled with that complaint,’ said Sam;‘it may be catching―I used to sleep with him.’

  ‘This is a curious old house of yours,’ said the little man, lookinground him.

  ‘If you’d sent word you was a-coming, we’d ha’ had it repaired;’

  replied the imperturbable53 Sam.

  The little man seemed rather baffled by these several repulses,and a short consultation54 took place between him and the twoplump gentlemen. At its conclusion, the little man took a pinch ofsnuff from an oblong silver box, and was apparently55 on the pointof renewing the conversation, when one of the plump gentlemen,who in addition to a benevolent56 countenance57, possessed58 a pair ofspectacles, and a pair of black gaiters, interfered―‘The fact of the matter is,’ said the benevolent gentleman, ‘thatmy friend here (pointing to the other plump gentleman) will giveyou half a guinea, if you’ll answer one or two―’‘Now, my dear sir―my dear sir,’ said the little man, ‘pray, allowme―my dear sir, the very first principle to be observed in thesecases, is this: if you place the matter in the hands of a professionalman, you must in no way interfere59 in the progress of the business;you must repose60 implicit61 confidence in him. Really, Mr.―’ Heturned to the other plump gentleman, and said, ‘I forget yourfriend’s name.’

  ‘Pickwick,’ said Mr. Wardle, for it was no other than that jollypersonage.

  ‘Ah, Pickwick―really Mr. Pickwick, my dear sir, excuse me―Ishall be happy to receive any private suggestions of yours, asamicus curiae, but you must see the impropriety of yourinterfering with my conduct in this case, with such an adcaptandum argument as the offer of half a guinea. Really, my dearsir, really;’ and the little man took an argumentative pinch ofsnuff, and looked very profound.

  ‘My only wish, sir,’ said Mr. Pickwick, ‘was to bring this veryunpleasant matter to as speedy a close as possible.’

  ‘Quite right―quite right,’ said the little man.

  ‘With which view,’ continued Mr. Pickwick, ‘I made use of theargument which my experience of men has taught me is the mostlikely to succeed in any case.’

  ‘Ay, ay,’ said the little man, ‘very good, very good, indeed; butyou should have suggested it to me. My dear sir, I’m quite certainyou cannot be ignorant of the extent of confidence which must beplaced in professional men. If any authority can be necessary onsuch a point, my dear sir, let me refer you to the well-known casein Barnwell and―’

  ‘Never mind George Barnwell,’ interrupted Sam, who hadremained a wondering listener during this short colloquy;‘everybody knows what sort of a case his was, tho’ it’s always beenmy opinion, mind you, that the young ’ooman deserved scragginga precious sight more than he did. Hows’ever, that’s neither herenor there. You want me to accept of half a guinea. Wery well, I’magreeable: I can’t say no fairer than that, can I, sir?’ (Mr. Pickwicksmiled.) Then the next question is, what the devil do you wantwith me, as the man said, wen he see the ghost?’

  ‘We want to know―’ said Mr. Wardle.

  ‘Now, my dear sir―my dear sir,’ interposed the busy little man.

  Mr. Wardle shrugged62 his shoulders, and was silent.

  ‘We want to know,’ said the little man solemnly; ‘and we ask thequestion of you, in order that we may not awaken63 apprehensionsinside―we want to know who you’ve got in this house at present?’

  ‘Who there is in the house!’ said Sam, in whose mind theinmates were always represented by that particular article of theircostume, which came under his immediate64 superintendence.

  ‘There’s a vooden leg in number six; there’s a pair of Hessians inthirteen; there’s two pair of halves in the commercial; there’s thesehere painted tops in the snuggery inside the bar; and five moretops in the coffee-room.’

  ‘Nothing more?’ said the little man.

  ‘Stop a bit,’ replied Sam, suddenly recollecting65 himself. ‘Yes;there’s a pair of Vellingtons a good deal worn, and a pair o’ lady’sshoes, in number five.’

  ‘What sort of shoes?’ hastily inquired Wardle, who, togetherwith Mr. Pickwick, had been lost in bewilderment at the singularcatalogue of visitors.

  ‘Country make,’ replied Sam.

  ‘Any maker’s name?’


  ‘Where of?’


  ‘It is them,’ exclaimed Wardle. ‘By heavens, we’ve found them.’

  ‘Hush!’ said Sam. ‘The Vellingtons has gone to Doctors’


  ‘No,’ said the little man.

  ‘Yes, for a licence.’

  ‘We’re in time,’ exclaimed Wardle. ‘Show us the room; not amoment is to be lost.’

  ‘Pray, my dear sir―pray,’ said the little man; ‘caution, caution.’

  He drew from his pocket a red silk purse, and looked very hard atSam as he drew out a sovereign.

  Sam grinned expressively66.

  ‘Show us into the room at once, without announcing us,’ saidthe little man, ‘and it’s yours.’

  Sam threw the painted tops into a corner, and led the waythrough a dark passage, and up a wide staircase. He paused at theend of a second passage, and held out his hand.

  ‘Here it is,’ whispered the attorney, as he deposited the moneyon the hand of their guide.

  The man stepped forward for a few paces, followed by the twofriends and their legal adviser67. He stopped at a door.

  ‘Is this the room?’ murmured the little gentleman.

  Sam nodded assent68.

  Old Wardle opened the door; and the whole three walked intothe room just as Mr. Jingle, who had that moment returned, hadproduced the licence to the spinster aunt.

  The spinster uttered a loud shriek69, and throwing herself into achair, covered her face with her hands. Mr. Jingle crumpled70 upthe licence, and thrust it into his coat pocket. The unwelcomevisitors advanced into the middle of the room. ‘You―you are anice rascal71, arn’t you?’ exclaimed Wardle, breathless with passion.

  ‘My dear sir, my dear sir,’ said the little man, laying his hat onthe table, ‘pray, consider―pray. Defamation72 of character: actionfor damages. Calm yourself, my dear sir, pray―’

  ‘How dare you drag my sister from my house?’ said the oldman.

  Ay―ay―very good,’ said the little gentleman, ‘you may askthat. How dare you, sir?―eh, sir?’

  ‘Who the devil are you?’ inquired Mr. Jingle, in so fierce a tone,that the little gentleman involuntarily fell back a step or two.

  ‘Who is he, you scoundrel,’ interposed Wardle. ‘He’s my lawyer,Mr. Perker, of Gray’s Inn. Perker, I’ll have this fellowprosecuted―indicted―I’ll―I’ll―I’ll ruin him. And you,’ continuedMr. Wardle, turning abruptly73 round to his sister―‘you, Rachael, ata time of life when you ought to know better, what do you mean byrunning away with a vagabond, disgracing your family, andmaking yourself miserable74? Get on your bonnet75 and come back.

  Call a hackney-coach there, directly, and bring this lady’s bill, d’yehear―d’ye hear?’

  ‘Cert’nly, sir,’ replied Sam, who had answered Wardle’s violentringing of the bell with a degree of celerity which must haveappeared marvellous to anybody who didn’t know that his eye had been applied76 to the outside of the keyhole during the wholeinterview.

  ‘Get on your bonnet,’ repeated Wardle.

  ‘Do nothing of the kind,’ said Jingle. ‘Leave the room, sir―nobusiness here―lady’s free to act as she pleases―more than one-and-twenty.’

  ‘More than one-and-twenty!’ ejaculated Wardlecontemptuously. ‘More than one-and-forty!’

  ‘I ain’t,’ said the spinster aunt, her indignation getting thebetter of her determination to faint.

  ‘You are,’ replied Wardle; ‘you’re fifty if you’re an hour.’

  Here the spinster aunt uttered a loud shriek, and becamesenseless.

  ‘A glass of water,’ said the humane77 Mr. Pickwick, summoningthe landlady.

  ‘A glass of water!’ said the passionate78 Wardle. ‘Bring a bucket,and throw it all over her; it’ll do her good, and she richly deservesit.’

  ‘Ugh, you brute79!’ ejaculated the kind-hearted landlady. ‘Poordear.’ And with sundry80 ejaculations of ‘Come now, there’s a dear―drink a little of this―it’ll do you good―don’t give way so―there’sa love,’ etc. etc., the landlady, assisted by a chambermaid,proceeded to vinegar the forehead, beat the hands, titillate81 thenose, and unlace the stays of the spinster aunt, and to administersuch other restoratives as are usually applied by compassionatefemales to ladies who are endeavouring to ferment82 themselves intohysterics.

  ‘Coach is ready, sir,’ said Sam, appearing at the door.

  ‘Come along,’ cried Wardle. ‘I’ll carry her downstairs.’

  At this proposition, the hysterics came on with redoubledviolence. The landlady was about to enter a very violent protestagainst this proceeding83, and had already given vent12 to anindignant inquiry84 whether Mr. Wardle considered himself a lord ofthe creation, when Mr. Jingle interposed―‘Boots,’ said he, ‘get me an officer.’

  ‘Stay, stay,’ said little Mr. Perker. ‘Consider, sir, consider.’

  ‘I’ll not consider,’ replied Jingle. ‘She’s her own mistress―seewho dares to take her away―unless she wishes it.’

  ‘I won’t be taken away,’ murmured the spinster aunt. ‘I don’twish it.’ (Here there was a frightful85 relapse.)‘My dear sir,’ said the little man, in a low tone, taking Mr.

  Wardle and Mr. Pickwick apart―‘my dear sir, we’re in a veryawkward situation. It’s a distressing86 case―very; I never knew onemore so; but really, my dear sir, really we have no power to controlthis lady’s actions. I warned you before we came, my dear sir, thatthere was nothing to look to but a compromise.’

  There was a short pause.

  ‘What kind of compromise would you recommend?’ inquiredMr. Pickwick.

  ‘Why, my dear sir, our friend’s in an unpleasant position―verymuch so. We must be content to suffer some pecuniary87 loss.’

  ‘I’ll suffer any, rather than submit to this disgrace, and let her,fool as she is, be made miserable for life,’ said Wardle.

  ‘I rather think it can be done,’ said the bustling little man. ‘Mr.

  Jingle, will you step with us into the next room for a moment?’

  Mr. Jingle assented88, and the quartette walked into an emptyapartment.

  ‘Now, sir,’ said the little man, as he carefully closed the door, ‘isthere no way of accommodating this matter―step this way, sir, fora moment―into this window, sir, where we can be alone―there,sir, there, pray sit down, sir. Now, my dear sir, between you and I,we know very well, my dear sir, that you have run off with thislady for the sake of her money. Don’t frown, sir, don’t frown; I say,between you and I, WE know it. We are both men of the world,and WE know very well that our friends here, are not―eh?’

  Mr. Jingle’s face gradually relaxed; and something distantlyresembling a wink49 quivered for an instant in his left eye.

  ‘Very good, very good,’ said the little man, observing theimpression he had made. ‘Now, the fact is, that beyond a fewhundreds, the lady has little or nothing till the death of hermother―fine old lady, my dear sir.’

  ‘Old,’ said Mr. Jingle briefly89 but emphatically.

  ‘Why, yes,’ said the attorney, with a slight cough. ‘You are right,my dear sir, she is rather old. She comes of an old family though,my dear sir; old in every sense of the word. The founder90 of thatfamily came into Kent when Julius Caesar invaded Britain;―onlyone member of it, since, who hasn’t lived to eighty-five, and he wasbeheaded by one of the Henrys. The old lady is not seventy-threenow, my dear sir.’ The little man paused, and took a pinch of snuff.

  ‘Well,’ cried Mr. Jingle.

  ‘Well, my dear sir―you don’t take snuff!―ah! so much thebetter―expensive habit―well, my dear sir, you’re a fine youngman, man of the world―able to push your fortune, if you hadcapital, eh?’

  ‘Well,’ said Mr. Jingle again.

  ‘Do you comprehend me?’

  ‘Not quite.’

  ‘Don’t you think―now, my dear sir, I put it to you don’t youthink―that fifty pounds and liberty would be better than MissWardle and expectation?’

  ‘Won’t do―not half enough!’ said Mr. Jingle, rising.

  ‘Nay91, nay, my dear sir,’ remonstrated92 the little attorney, seizinghim by the button. ‘Good round sum―a man like you could trebleit in no time―great deal to be done with fifty pounds, my dear sir.’

  ‘More to be done with a hundred and fifty,’ replied Mr. Jinglecoolly.

  ‘Well, my dear sir, we won’t waste time in splitting straws,’

  resumed the little man, ‘say―say―seventy.’

  ‘Won’t do,’ said Mr. Jingle.

  ‘Don’t go away, my dear sir―pray don’t hurry,’ said the littleman. ‘Eighty; come: I’ll write you a cheque at once.’

  ‘Won’t do,’ said Mr. Jingle.

  ‘Well, my dear sir, well,’ said the little man, still detaining him;‘just tell me what will do.’

  ‘Expensive affair,’ said Mr. Jingle. ‘Money out of pocket―posting, nine pounds; licence, three―that’s twelve―compensation, a hundred―hundred and twelve―breach ofhonour―and loss of the lady―’

  ‘Yes, my dear sir, yes,’ said the little man, with a knowing look,‘never mind the last two items. That’s a hundred and twelve―saya hundred―come.’

  ‘And twenty,’ said Mr. Jingle.

  ‘Come, come, I’ll write you a cheque,’ said the little man; anddown he sat at the table for that purpose.

  ‘I’ll make it payable93 the day after to-morrow,’ said the littleman, with a look towards Mr. Wardle; ‘and we can get the lady away, meanwhile.’ Mr. Wardle sullenly94 nodded assent.

  ‘A hundred,’ said the little man.

  ‘And twenty,’ said Mr. Jingle.

  ‘My dear sir,’ remonstrated the little man.

  ‘Give it him,’ interposed Mr. Wardle, ‘and let him go.’

  The cheque was written by the little gentleman, and pocketedby Mr. Jingle.

  ‘Now, leave this house instantly!’ said Wardle, starting up.

  ‘My dear sir,’ urged the little man.

  ‘And mind,’ said Mr. Wardle, ‘that nothing should have inducedme to make this compromise―not even a regard for my family―ifI had not known that the moment you got any money in thatpocket of yours, you’d go to the devil faster, if possible, than youwould without it―’

  ‘My dear sir,’ urged the little man again.

  ‘Be quiet, Perker,’ resumed Wardle. ‘Leave the room, sir.’

  ‘Off directly,’ said the unabashed Jingle. ‘Bye bye, Pickwick.’

  If any dispassionate spectator could have beheld95 thecountenance of the illustrious man, whose name forms the leadingfeature of the title of this work, during the latter part of thisconversation, he would have been almost induced to wonder thatthe indignant fire which flashed from his eyes did not melt theglasses of his spectacles―so majestic96 was his wrath97. His nostrilsdilated, and his fists clenched98 involuntarily, as he heard himselfaddressed by the villain99. But he restrained himself again―he didnot pulverise him.

  ‘Here,’ continued the hardened traitor100, tossing the licence atMr. Pickwick’s feet; ‘get the name altered―take home the lady―do for Tuppy.’

  Mr. Pickwick was a philosopher, but philosophers are only menin armour101, after all. The shaft102 had reached him, penetratedthrough his philosophical103 harness, to his very heart. In the frenzyof his rage, he hurled104 the inkstand madly forward, and followed itup himself. But Mr. Jingle had disappeared, and he found himselfcaught in the arms of Sam.

  ‘Hollo,’ said that eccentric functionary105, ‘furniter’s cheap whereyou come from, sir. Self-acting ink, that ’ere; it’s wrote your markupon the wall, old gen’l’m’n. Hold still, sir; wot’s the use o’ runnin’

  arter a man as has made his lucky, and got to t’other end of theBorough by this time?’

  Mr. Pickwick’s mind, like those of all truly great men, was opento conviction. He was a quick and powerful reasoner; and amoment’s reflection sufficed to remind him of the impotency of hisrage. It subsided106 as quickly as it had been roused. He panted forbreath, and looked benignantly round upon his friends.

  Shall we tell the lamentations that ensued when Miss Wardlefound herself deserted107 by the faithless Jingle? Shall we extract Mr.

  Pickwick’s masterly description of that heartrending scene? Hisnote-book, blotted108 with the tears of sympathising humanity, liesopen before us; one word, and it is in the printer’s hands. But, no!

  we will be resolute109! We will not wring110 the public bosom111, with thedelineation of such suffering!

  Slowly and sadly did the two friends and the deserted ladyreturn next day in the Muggleton heavy coach. Dimly and darklyhad the sombre shadows of a summer’s night fallen upon allaround, when they again reached Dingley Dell, and stood withinthe entrance to Manor112 Farm.


1 disinterestedness d84a76cfab373d154789248b56bb052a     
  • Because it requires detachment, disinterestedness, it is the finest flower and test of a liberal civilization. 科学方法要求人们超然独立、公正无私,因而它是自由文明的最美之花和最佳试金石。 来自哲学部分
  • His chief equipment seems to be disinterestedness. He moves in a void, without audience. 他主要的本事似乎是超然不群;生活在虚无缥缈中,没有听众。 来自辞典例句
2 jingle RaizA     
  • The key fell on the ground with a jingle.钥匙叮当落地。
  • The knives and forks set up their regular jingle.刀叉发出常有的叮当声。
3 celebrated iwLzpz     
  • He was soon one of the most celebrated young painters in England.不久他就成了英格兰最负盛名的年轻画家之一。
  • The celebrated violinist was mobbed by the audience.观众团团围住了这位著名的小提琴演奏家。
4 abiding uzMzxC     
  • He had an abiding love of the English countryside.他永远热爱英国的乡村。
  • He has a genuine and abiding love of the craft.他对这门手艺有着真挚持久的热爱。
5 wagons ff97c19d76ea81bb4f2a97f2ff0025e7     
n.四轮的运货马车( wagon的名词复数 );铁路货车;小手推车
  • The wagons were hauled by horses. 那些货车是马拉的。
  • They drew their wagons into a laager and set up camp. 他们把马车围成一圈扎起营地。
6 secluded wj8zWX     
adj.与世隔绝的;隐退的;偏僻的v.使隔开,使隐退( seclude的过去式和过去分词)
  • Some people like to strip themselves naked while they have a swim in a secluded place. 一些人当他们在隐蔽的地方游泳时,喜欢把衣服脱光。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • This charming cottage dates back to the 15th century and is as pretty as a picture, with its thatched roof and secluded garden. 这所美丽的村舍是15世纪时的建筑,有茅草房顶和宁静的花园,漂亮极了,简直和画上一样。 来自《简明英汉词典》
7 standing 2hCzgo     
  • After the earthquake only a few houses were left standing.地震过后只有几幢房屋还立着。
  • They're standing out against any change in the law.他们坚决反对对法律做任何修改。
8 borough EdRyS     
  • He was slated for borough president.他被提名做自治区主席。
  • That's what happened to Harry Barritt of London's Bromley borough.住在伦敦的布罗姆利自治市的哈里.巴里特就经历了此事。
9 speculation 9vGwe     
  • Her mind is occupied with speculation.她的头脑忙于思考。
  • There is widespread speculation that he is going to resign.人们普遍推测他要辞职。
10 antiquated bzLzTH     
  • Many factories are so antiquated they are not worth saving.很多工厂过于陈旧落后,已不值得挽救。
  • A train of antiquated coaches was waiting for us at the siding.一列陈旧的火车在侧线上等着我们。
11 lamentable A9yzi     
  • This lamentable state of affairs lasted until 1947.这一令人遗憾的事态一直持续至1947年。
  • His practice of inebriation was lamentable.他的酗酒常闹得别人束手无策。
12 vent yiPwE     
  • He gave vent to his anger by swearing loudly.他高声咒骂以发泄他的愤怒。
  • When the vent became plugged,the engine would stop.当通风口被堵塞时,发动机就会停转。
13 narrated 41d1c5fe7dace3e43c38e40bfeb85fe5     
v.故事( narrate的过去式和过去分词 )
  • Some of the story was narrated in the film. 该电影叙述了这个故事的部分情节。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • Defoe skilfully narrated the adventures of Robinson Crusoe on his desert island. 笛福生动地叙述了鲁滨逊·克鲁索在荒岛上的冒险故事。 来自《现代汉英综合大词典》
14 contemplated d22c67116b8d5696b30f6705862b0688     
adj. 预期的 动词contemplate的过去分词形式
  • The doctor contemplated the difficult operation he had to perform. 医生仔细地考虑他所要做的棘手的手术。
  • The government has contemplated reforming the entire tax system. 政府打算改革整个税收体制。
15 bustle esazC     
  • The bustle and din gradually faded to silence as night advanced.随着夜越来越深,喧闹声逐渐沉寂。
  • There is a lot of hustle and bustle in the railway station.火车站里非常拥挤。
16 drawn MuXzIi     
  • All the characters in the story are drawn from life.故事中的所有人物都取材于生活。
  • Her gaze was drawn irresistibly to the scene outside.她的目光禁不住被外面的风景所吸引。
17 rattling 7b0e25ab43c3cc912945aafbb80e7dfd     
adj. 格格作响的, 活泼的, 很好的 adv. 极其, 很, 非常 动词rattle的现在分词
  • This book is a rattling good read. 这是一本非常好的读物。
  • At that same instant,a deafening explosion set the windows rattling. 正在这时,一声震耳欲聋的爆炸突然袭来,把窗玻璃震得当当地响。
18 scattered 7jgzKF     
  • Gathering up his scattered papers,he pushed them into his case.他把散乱的文件收拾起来,塞进文件夹里。
19 fully Gfuzd     
  • The doctor asked me to breathe in,then to breathe out fully.医生让我先吸气,然后全部呼出。
  • They soon became fully integrated into the local community.他们很快就完全融入了当地人的圈子。
20 coaxingly 2424e5a5134f6694a518ab5be2fcb7d5     
adv. 以巧言诱哄,以甘言哄骗
21 rotation LXmxE     
  • Crop rotation helps prevent soil erosion.农作物轮作有助于防止水土流失。
  • The workers in this workshop do day and night shifts in weekly rotation.这个车间的工人上白班和上夜班每周轮换一次。
22 jack 53Hxp     
  • I am looking for the headphone jack.我正在找寻头戴式耳机插孔。
  • He lifted the car with a jack to change the flat tyre.他用千斤顶把车顶起来换下瘪轮胎。
23 bustling LxgzEl     
  • The market was bustling with life. 市场上生机勃勃。
  • This district is getting more and more prosperous and bustling. 这一带越来越繁华了。
24 landlady t2ZxE     
  • I heard my landlady creeping stealthily up to my door.我听到我的女房东偷偷地来到我的门前。
  • The landlady came over to serve me.女店主过来接待我。
25 sitting-room sitting-room     
  • The sitting-room is clean.起居室很清洁。
  • Each villa has a separate sitting-room.每栋别墅都有一间独立的起居室。
26 memorandum aCvx4     
  • The memorandum was dated 23 August,2008.备忘录上注明的日期是2008年8月23日。
  • The Secretary notes down the date of the meeting in her memorandum book.秘书把会议日期都写在记事本上。
27 stimulated Rhrz78     
  • The exhibition has stimulated interest in her work. 展览增进了人们对她作品的兴趣。
  • The award has stimulated her into working still harder. 奖金促使她更加努力地工作。
28 hearty Od1zn     
  • After work they made a hearty meal in the worker's canteen.工作完了,他们在工人食堂饱餐了一顿。
  • We accorded him a hearty welcome.我们给他热忱的欢迎。
29 amiable hxAzZ     
  • She was a very kind and amiable old woman.她是个善良和气的老太太。
  • We have a very amiable companionship.我们之间存在一种友好的关系。
30 touts e7b84e5a035797f4e743a3bcd192b380     
n.招徕( tout的名词复数 );(音乐会、体育比赛等的)卖高价票的人;侦查者;探听赛马的情报v.兜售( tout的第三人称单数 );招揽;侦查;探听赛马情报
  • Many vouchers are returned for cash, allowing touts and middle men to make a healthy margin. 许多月饼券都被兑换成现金,这让券贩子和中间商赚取了不蜚的利润。 来自互联网
  • Spotting prey, the customary crowd of hustlers and touts swarmed around, jostling for my business. 照例有大群的拉客黄牛在寻觅猎物,他们争相过来抢我的生意。 来自互联网
31 coves 21569468fef665cf5f98b05ad4bc5301     
n.小海湾( cove的名词复数 );家伙
  • Grenada's unique layout includes many finger-like coves, making the island a popular destination. 格林纳达独特的地形布局包括许多手指状的洞穴,使得这个岛屿成为一个受人欢迎的航海地。 来自互联网
32 aprons d381ffae98ab7cbe3e686c9db618abe1     
围裙( apron的名词复数 ); 停机坪,台口(舞台幕前的部份)
  • Many people like to wear aprons while they are cooking. 许多人做饭时喜欢系一条围裙。
  • The chambermaid in our corridor wears blue checked gingham aprons. 给我们扫走廊的清洁女工围蓝格围裙。
33 widower fe4z2a     
  • George was a widower with six young children.乔治是个带著六个小孩子的鳏夫。
  • Having been a widower for many years,he finally decided to marry again.丧偶多年后,他终于决定二婚了。
34 seethe QE0yt     
  • Many Indians continue to seethe and some are calling for military action against their riotous neighbour.很多印度人都处于热血沸腾的状态,很多都呼吁针对印度这个恶邻采取军事行动。
  • She seethed with indignation.她由于愤怒而不能平静。
35 touter 9ed448f28b1638df69e35e894213141e     
36 teller yggzeP     
  • The bank started her as a teller.银行起用她当出纳员。
  • The teller tried to remain aloof and calm.出纳员力图保持冷漠和镇静。
37 vile YLWz0     
  • Who could have carried out such a vile attack?会是谁发起这么卑鄙的攻击呢?
  • Her talk was full of vile curses.她的话里充满着恶毒的咒骂。
38 affidavit 4xWzh     
  • I gave an affidavit to the judge about the accident I witnessed.我向法官提交了一份关于我目击的事故的证词。
  • The affidavit was formally read to the court.书面证词正式向出席法庭的人宣读了。
39 imprinted 067f03da98bfd0173442a811075369a0     
  • The terrible scenes were indelibly imprinted on his mind. 那些恐怖场面深深地铭刻在他的心中。
  • The scene was imprinted on my mind. 那个场面铭刻在我的心中。 来自《简明英汉词典》
40 chaste 8b6yt     
  • Comparatively speaking,I like chaste poetry better.相比较而言,我更喜欢朴实无华的诗。
  • Tess was a chaste young girl.苔丝是一个善良的少女。
41 perfidy WMvxa     
  • As devotion unites lovers,so perfidy estranges friends.忠诚是爱情的桥梁,欺诈是友谊的敌人。
  • The knowledge of Hurstwood's perfidy wounded her like a knife.赫斯渥欺骗她的消息像一把刀捅到了她的心里。
42 snares ebae1da97d1c49a32d8b910a856fed37     
n.陷阱( snare的名词复数 );圈套;诱人遭受失败(丢脸、损失等)的东西;诱惑物v.用罗网捕捉,诱陷,陷害( snare的第三人称单数 )
  • He shoots rabbits and he sets snares for them. 他射杀兔子,也安放陷阱。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • I am myself fallen unawares into the snares of death. 我自己不知不觉跌进了死神的陷阱。 来自辞典例句
43 enchanted enchanted     
adj. 被施魔法的,陶醉的,入迷的 动词enchant的过去式和过去分词
  • She was enchanted by the flowers you sent her. 她非常喜欢你送给她的花。
  • He was enchanted by the idea. 他为这个主意而欣喜若狂。
44 retraced 321f3e113f2767b1b567ca8360d9c6b9     
v.折回( retrace的过去式和过去分词 );回忆;回顾;追溯
  • We retraced our steps to where we started. 我们折回我们出发的地方。 来自《现代英汉综合大词典》
  • We retraced our route in an attempt to get back on the right path. 我们折返,想回到正确的路上。 来自《简明英汉词典》
45 burnishing eeb7f30912d29fe98eb621e2e2f14631     
n.磨光,抛光,擦亮v.擦亮(金属等),磨光( burnish的现在分词 );被擦亮,磨光
  • Taps, reamers, drills, saws, milling cutters, burnishing tools, and so on, have all been successfully plated. 丝锥、铰刀、钻头、锯片、铣切刀具、磨光工具以及其它等等,所有这些方面的片镀都是很成功的。 来自辞典例句
  • Pure white was obtained by entirely effacing burnishing the plate. 光白部份则把芒刺激完全磨去。 来自互联网
46 refreshing HkozPQ     
  • I find it'so refreshing to work with young people in this department.我发现和这一部门的青年一起工作令人精神振奋。
  • The water was cold and wonderfully refreshing.水很涼,特别解乏提神。
47 fatigues e494189885d18629ab4ed58fa2c8fede     
n.疲劳( fatigue的名词复数 );杂役;厌倦;(士兵穿的)工作服
  • The patient fatigues easily. 病人容易疲劳。 来自《现代英汉综合大词典》
  • Instead of training the men were put on fatigues/fatigue duty. 那些士兵没有接受训练,而是派去做杂务。 来自辞典例句
48 gratis yfWxJ     
  • David gives the first consultation gratis.戴维免费提供初次咨询。
  • The service was gratis to graduates.这项服务对毕业生是免费的。
49 wink 4MGz3     
  • He tipped me the wink not to buy at that price.他眨眼暗示我按那个价格就不要买。
  • The satellite disappeared in a wink.瞬息之间,那颗卫星就消失了。
50 winking b599b2f7a74d5974507152324c7b8979     
n.瞬眼,目语v.使眼色( wink的现在分词 );递眼色(表示友好或高兴等);(指光)闪烁;闪亮
  • Anyone can do it; it's as easy as winking. 这谁都办得到,简直易如反掌。 来自《现代汉英综合大词典》
  • The stars were winking in the clear sky. 星星在明亮的天空中闪烁。 来自《简明英汉词典》
51 propounding b798a10499a3ce92922d30fee86571c1     
v.提出(问题、计划等)供考虑[讨论],提议( propound的现在分词 )
  • He won the prize by propounding the theory. 他因提出该学说而获奖。 来自互联网
52 eldest bqkx6     
  • The King's eldest son is the heir to the throne.国王的长子是王位的继承人。
  • The castle and the land are entailed on the eldest son.城堡和土地限定由长子继承。
53 imperturbable dcQzG     
  • Thomas,of course,was cool and aloof and imperturbable.当然,托马斯沉着、冷漠,不易激动。
  • Edward was a model of good temper and his equanimity imperturbable.爱德华是个典型的好性子,他总是沉着镇定。
54 consultation VZAyq     
  • The company has promised wide consultation on its expansion plans.该公司允诺就其扩展计划广泛征求意见。
  • The scheme was developed in close consultation with the local community.该计划是在同当地社区密切磋商中逐渐形成的。
55 apparently tMmyQ     
  • An apparently blind alley leads suddenly into an open space.山穷水尽,豁然开朗。
  • He was apparently much surprised at the news.他对那个消息显然感到十分惊异。
56 benevolent Wtfzx     
  • His benevolent nature prevented him from refusing any beggar who accosted him.他乐善好施的本性使他不会拒绝走上前向他行乞的任何一个乞丐。
  • He was a benevolent old man and he wouldn't hurt a fly.他是一个仁慈的老人,连只苍蝇都不愿伤害。
57 countenance iztxc     
  • At the sight of this photograph he changed his countenance.他一看见这张照片脸色就变了。
  • I made a fierce countenance as if I would eat him alive.我脸色恶狠狠地,仿佛要把他活生生地吞下去。
58 possessed xuyyQ     
  • He flew out of the room like a man possessed.他像着了魔似地猛然冲出房门。
  • He behaved like someone possessed.他行为举止像是魔怔了。
59 interfere b5lx0     
  • If we interfere, it may do more harm than good.如果我们干预的话,可能弊多利少。
  • When others interfere in the affair,it always makes troubles. 别人一卷入这一事件,棘手的事情就来了。
60 repose KVGxQ     
  • Don't disturb her repose.不要打扰她休息。
  • Her mouth seemed always to be smiling,even in repose.她的嘴角似乎总是挂着微笑,即使在睡眠时也是这样。
61 implicit lkhyn     
  • A soldier must give implicit obedience to his officers. 士兵必须绝对服从他的长官。
  • Her silence gave implicit consent. 她的沉默表示默许。
62 shrugged 497904474a48f991a3d1961b0476ebce     
  • Sam shrugged and said nothing. 萨姆耸耸肩膀,什么也没说。
  • She shrugged, feigning nonchalance. 她耸耸肩,装出一副无所谓的样子。 来自《简明英汉词典》
63 awaken byMzdD     
  • Old people awaken early in the morning.老年人早晨醒得早。
  • Please awaken me at six.请于六点叫醒我。
64 immediate aapxh     
  • His immediate neighbours felt it their duty to call.他的近邻认为他们有责任去拜访。
  • We declared ourselves for the immediate convocation of the meeting.我们主张立即召开这个会议。
65 recollecting ede3688b332b81d07d9a3dc515e54241     
v.记起,想起( recollect的现在分词 )
  • Once wound could heal slowly, my Bo Hui was recollecting. 曾经的伤口会慢慢地愈合,我卜会甾回忆。 来自互联网
  • I am afraid of recollecting the life of past in the school. 我不敢回忆我在校过去的生活。 来自互联网
66 expressively 7tGz1k     
  • She gave the order to the waiter, using her hands very expressively. 她意味深长地用双手把订单递给了服务员。
  • Corleone gestured expressively, submissively, with his hands. "That is all I want." 说到这里,考利昂老头子激动而谦恭地表示:“这就是我的全部要求。” 来自教父部分
67 adviser HznziU     
  • They employed me as an adviser.他们聘请我当顾问。
  • Our department has engaged a foreign teacher as phonetic adviser.我们系已经聘请了一位外籍老师作为语音顾问。
68 assent Hv6zL     
  • I cannot assent to what you ask.我不能应允你的要求。
  • The new bill passed by Parliament has received Royal Assent.议会所通过的新方案已获国王批准。
69 shriek fEgya     
  • Suddenly he began to shriek loudly.突然他开始大声尖叫起来。
  • People sometimes shriek because of terror,anger,or pain.人们有时会因为恐惧,气愤或疼痛而尖叫。
70 crumpled crumpled     
adj. 弯扭的, 变皱的 动词crumple的过去式和过去分词形式
  • She crumpled the letter up into a ball and threw it on the fire. 她把那封信揉成一团扔进了火里。
  • She flattened out the crumpled letter on the desk. 她在写字台上把皱巴巴的信展平。
71 rascal mAIzd     
  • If he had done otherwise,I should have thought him a rascal.如果他不这样做,我就认为他是个恶棍。
  • The rascal was frightened into holding his tongue.这坏蛋吓得不敢往下说了。
72 defamation FY3zV     
  • Character defamation can be either oral or written.人格诽谤既可以是口头的也可以是书面的。
  • The company sued for defamation.这个公司因受到诽谤而提起诉讼。
73 abruptly iINyJ     
  • He gestured abruptly for Virginia to get in the car.他粗鲁地示意弗吉尼亚上车。
  • I was abruptly notified that a half-hour speech was expected of me.我突然被通知要讲半个小时的话。
74 miserable g18yk     
  • It was miserable of you to make fun of him.你取笑他,这是可耻的。
  • Her past life was miserable.她过去的生活很苦。
75 bonnet AtSzQ     
  • The baby's bonnet keeps the sun out of her eyes.婴孩的帽子遮住阳光,使之不刺眼。
  • She wore a faded black bonnet garnished with faded artificial flowers.她戴着一顶褪了色的黑色无边帽,帽上缀着褪了色的假花。
76 applied Tz2zXA     
  • She plans to take a course in applied linguistics.她打算学习应用语言学课程。
  • This cream is best applied to the face at night.这种乳霜最好晚上擦脸用。
77 humane Uymy0     
  • Is it humane to kill animals for food?宰杀牲畜来吃合乎人道吗?
  • Their aim is for a more just and humane society.他们的目标是建立一个更加公正、博爱的社会。
78 passionate rLDxd     
  • He is said to be the most passionate man.据说他是最有激情的人。
  • He is very passionate about the project.他对那个项目非常热心。
79 brute GSjya     
  • The aggressor troops are not many degrees removed from the brute.侵略军简直象一群野兽。
  • That dog is a dangerous brute.It bites people.那条狗是危险的畜牲,它咬人。
80 sundry CswwL     
  • This cream can be used to treat sundry minor injuries.这种药膏可用来治各种轻伤。
  • We can see the rich man on sundry occasions.我们能在各种场合见到那个富豪。
81 titillate 0UGz3     
  • The pictures were not meant to titillate audiences.图片本意不是为了挑逗观众。
  • In review a novel,you shall try to titillate rather than satiate the reader's interest.评论一本小说的时候,你应想办法刺激而不是满足读者的兴趣。
82 ferment lgQzt     
  • Fruit juices ferment if they are kept a long time.果汁若是放置很久,就会发酵。
  • The sixties were a time of theological ferment.六十年代是神学上骚动的时代。
83 proceeding Vktzvu     
  • This train is now proceeding from Paris to London.这次列车从巴黎开往伦敦。
  • The work is proceeding briskly.工作很有生气地进展着。
84 inquiry nbgzF     
  • Many parents have been pressing for an inquiry into the problem.许多家长迫切要求调查这个问题。
  • The field of inquiry has narrowed down to five persons.调查的范围已经缩小到只剩5个人了。
85 frightful Ghmxw     
  • How frightful to have a husband who snores!有一个发鼾声的丈夫多讨厌啊!
  • We're having frightful weather these days.这几天天气坏极了。
86 distressing cuTz30     
  • All who saw the distressing scene revolted against it. 所有看到这种悲惨景象的人都对此感到难过。
  • It is distressing to see food being wasted like this. 这样浪费粮食令人痛心。
87 pecuniary Vixyo     
  • She denies obtaining a pecuniary advantage by deception.她否认通过欺骗手段获得经济利益。
  • She is so independent that she refused all pecuniary aid.她很独立,所以拒绝一切金钱上的资助。
88 assented 4cee1313bb256a1f69bcc83867e78727     
同意,赞成( assent的过去式和过去分词 )
  • The judge assented to allow the prisoner to speak. 法官同意允许犯人申辩。
  • "No," assented Tom, "they don't kill the women -- they're too noble. “对,”汤姆表示赞同地说,“他们不杀女人——真伟大!
89 briefly 9Styo     
  • I want to touch briefly on another aspect of the problem.我想简单地谈一下这个问题的另一方面。
  • He was kidnapped and briefly detained by a terrorist group.他被一个恐怖组织绑架并短暂拘禁。
90 Founder wigxF     
  • He was extolled as the founder of their Florentine school.他被称颂为佛罗伦萨画派的鼻祖。
  • According to the old tradition,Romulus was the founder of Rome.按照古老的传说,罗穆卢斯是古罗马的建国者。
91 nay unjzAQ     
  • He was grateful for and proud of his son's remarkable,nay,unique performance.他为儿子出色的,不,应该是独一无二的表演心怀感激和骄傲。
  • Long essays,nay,whole books have been written on this.许多长篇大论的文章,不,应该说是整部整部的书都是关于这件事的。
92 remonstrated a6eda3fe26f748a6164faa22a84ba112     
v.抗议( remonstrate的过去式和过去分词 );告诫
  • They remonstrated with the official about the decision. 他们就这一决定向这位官员提出了抗议。
  • We remonstrated against the ill-treatment of prisoners of war. 我们对虐待战俘之事提出抗议。 来自辞典例句
93 payable EmdzUR     
  • This check is payable on demand.这是一张见票即付的支票。
  • No tax is payable on these earnings.这些收入不须交税。
94 sullenly f65ccb557a7ca62164b31df638a88a71     
  • 'so what?" Tom said sullenly. “那又怎么样呢?”汤姆绷着脸说。
  • Emptiness after the paper, I sIt'sullenly in front of the stove. 报看完,想不出能找点什么事做,只好一人坐在火炉旁生气。
95 beheld beheld     
v.看,注视( behold的过去式和过去分词 );瞧;看呀;(叙述中用于引出某人意外的出现)哎哟
  • His eyes had never beheld such opulence. 他从未见过这样的财富。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • The soul beheld its features in the mirror of the passing moment. 灵魂在逝去的瞬间的镜子中看到了自己的模样。 来自英汉文学 - 红字
96 majestic GAZxK     
  • In the distance rose the majestic Alps.远处耸立着雄伟的阿尔卑斯山。
  • He looks majestic in uniform.他穿上军装显得很威风。
97 wrath nVNzv     
  • His silence marked his wrath. 他的沉默表明了他的愤怒。
  • The wrath of the people is now aroused. 人们被激怒了。
98 clenched clenched     
v.紧握,抓紧,咬紧( clench的过去式和过去分词 )
  • He clenched his fists in anger. 他愤怒地攥紧了拳头。
  • She clenched her hands in her lap to hide their trembling. 她攥紧双手放在腿上,以掩饰其颤抖。 来自《简明英汉词典》
99 villain ZL1zA     
  • He was cast as the villain in the play.他在戏里扮演反面角色。
  • The man who played the villain acted very well.扮演恶棍的那个男演员演得很好。
100 traitor GqByW     
  • The traitor was finally found out and put in prison.那个卖国贼终于被人发现并被监禁了起来。
  • He was sold out by a traitor and arrested.他被叛徒出卖而被捕了。
101 armour gySzuh     
  • His body was encased in shining armour.他全身披着明晃晃的甲胄。
  • Bulletproof cars sheathed in armour.防弹车护有装甲。
102 shaft YEtzp     
  • He was wounded by a shaft.他被箭击中受伤。
  • This is the shaft of a steam engine.这是一个蒸汽机主轴。
103 philosophical rN5xh     
  • The teacher couldn't answer the philosophical problem.老师不能解答这个哲学问题。
  • She is very philosophical about her bad luck.她对自己的不幸看得很开。
104 hurled 16e3a6ba35b6465e1376a4335ae25cd2     
v.猛投,用力掷( hurl的过去式和过去分词 );大声叫骂
  • He hurled a brick through the window. 他往窗户里扔了块砖。
  • The strong wind hurled down bits of the roof. 大风把屋顶的瓦片刮了下来。 来自《简明英汉词典》
105 functionary 1hLx9     
  • No functionary may support or cover up unfair competition acts.国家官员不得支持、包庇不正当竞争行为。
  • " Emigrant," said the functionary,"I am going to send you on to Paris,under an escort."“ 外逃分子,”那官员说,“我要把你送到巴黎去,还派人护送。”
106 subsided 1bda21cef31764468020a8c83598cc0d     
v.(土地)下陷(因在地下采矿)( subside的过去式和过去分词 );减弱;下降至较低或正常水平;一下子坐在椅子等上
  • After the heavy rains part of the road subsided. 大雨过后,部分公路塌陷了。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • By evening the storm had subsided and all was quiet again. 傍晚, 暴风雨已经过去,四周开始沉寂下来。 来自《现代汉英综合大词典》
107 deserted GukzoL     
  • The deserted village was filled with a deathly silence.这个荒废的村庄死一般的寂静。
  • The enemy chieftain was opposed and deserted by his followers.敌人头目众叛亲离。
108 blotted 06046c4f802cf2d785ce6e085eb5f0d7     
涂污( blot的过去式和过去分词 ); (用吸墨纸)吸干
  • She blotted water off the table with a towel. 她用毛巾擦干桌上的水。
  • The blizzard blotted out the sky and the land. 暴风雪铺天盖地而来。
109 resolute 2sCyu     
  • He was resolute in carrying out his plan.他坚决地实行他的计划。
  • The Egyptians offered resolute resistance to the aggressors.埃及人对侵略者作出坚决的反抗。
110 wring 4oOys     
  • My socks were so wet that I had to wring them.我的袜子很湿,我不得不拧干它们。
  • I'll wring your neck if you don't behave!你要是不规矩,我就拧断你的脖子。
111 bosom Lt9zW     
  • She drew a little book from her bosom.她从怀里取出一本小册子。
  • A dark jealousy stirred in his bosom.他内心生出一阵恶毒的嫉妒。
112 manor d2Gy4     
  • The builder of the manor house is a direct ancestor of the present owner.建造这幢庄园的人就是它现在主人的一个直系祖先。
  • I am not lord of the manor,but its lady.我并非此地的领主,而是这儿的女主人。


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