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Chapter 15

IN WHICH IS GIVEN A FAITHFULPORTRAITURE OF TWO DISTINGUISHEDPERSONS; AND AN ACCURATE DESCRIPTIONOF A PUBLIC BREAKFAST IN THEIR HOUSEAND GROUNDS: WHICH PUBLIC BREAKFASTLEADS TO THE RECOGNITION OF AN OLDACQUAINTANCE, AND THE COMMENCEMENTOF ANOTHER CHAPTERr. Pickwick’s conscience had been somewhatreproaching him for his recent neglect of his friends atthe Peacock; and he was just on the point of walkingforth in quest of them, on the third morning after the election hadterminated, when his faithful valet put into his hand a card, onwhich was engraved3 the following inscription:―Mrs. Leo Hunter.

  THE DEN4. EATANSWILL.

  ‘Person’s a-waitin’,’ said Sam, epigrammatically.

  ‘Does the person want me, Sam?’ inquired Mr. Pickwick.

  ‘He wants you partickler; and no one else’ll do, as the devil’sprivate secretary said ven he fetched avay Doctor Faustus,’ repliedMr. Weller.

  ‘He. Is it a gentleman?’ said Mr. Pickwick.

  ‘A wery good imitation o’ one, if it ain’t,’ replied Mr. Weller.

  ‘But this is a lady’s card,’ said Mr. Pickwick.

  ‘Given me by a gen’l’m’n, howsoever,’ replied Sam, ‘and he’s a-waitin’ in the drawing-room―said he’d rather wait all day, thannot see you.’

  Mr. Pickwick, on hearing this determination, descended5 to thedrawing-room, where sat a grave man, who started up on hisentrance, and said, with an air of profound respect:―‘Mr. Pickwick, I presume?’

  ‘The same.’

  ‘Allow me, sir, the honour of grasping your hand. Permit me,sir, to shake it,’ said the grave man.

  ‘Certainly,’ said Mr. Pickwick. The stranger shook the extendedhand, and then continued―‘We have heard of your fame, sir. The noise of your antiquariandiscussion has reached the ears of Mrs. Leo Hunter―my wife, sir;I am Mr. Leo Hunter’―the stranger paused, as if he expected thatMr. Pickwick would be overcome by the disclosure; but seeing thathe remained perfectly6 calm, proceeded―‘My wife, sir―Mrs. Leo Hunter―is proud to number among heracquaintance all those who have rendered themselves celebratedby their works and talents. Permit me, sir, to place in aconspicuous part of the list the name of Mr. Pickwick, and hisbrother-members of the club that derives8 its name from him.’

  ‘I shall be extremely happy to make the acquaintance of such alady, sir,’ replied Mr. Pickwick.

  ‘You shall make it, sir,’ said the grave man. ‘To-morrowmorning, sir, we give a public breakfast―a fête champêtre―to agreat number of those who have rendered themselves celebratedby their works and talents. Permit Mrs. Leo Hunter, sir, to havethe gratification of seeing you at the Den.’

  ‘With great pleasure,’ replied Mr. Pickwick.

  ‘Mrs. Leo Hunter has many of these breakfasts, sir,’ resumedthe new acquaintance―‘“feasts of reason,” sir, “and flows of soul,”

  as somebody who wrote a sonnet9 to Mrs. Leo Hunter on herbreakfasts, feelingly and originally observed.’

  ‘Was he celebrated7 for his works and talents?’ inquired Mr.

  Pickwick.

  ‘He was sir,’ replied the grave man, ‘all Mrs. Leo Hunter’sacquaintances are; it is her ambition, sir, to have no otheracquaintance.’

  ‘It is a very noble ambition,’ said Mr. Pickwick.

  ‘When I inform Mrs. Leo Hunter, that that remark fell fromyour lips, sir, she will indeed be proud,’ said the grave man. ‘Youhave a gentleman in your train, who has produced some beautifullittle poems, I think, sir.’

  ‘My friend Mr. Snodgrass has a great taste for poetry,’ repliedMr. Pickwick.

  ‘So has Mrs. Leo Hunter, sir. She dotes on poetry, sir. Sheadores it; I may say that her whole soul and mind are wound up,and entwined with it. She has produced some delightful10 pieces,herself, sir. You may have met with her “Ode to an ExpiringFrog,” sir.’

  ‘I don’t think I have,’ said Mr. Pickwick.

  ‘You astonish me, sir,’ said Mr. Leo Hunter. ‘It created animmense sensation. It was signed with an “L” and eight stars, andappeared originally in a lady’s magazine. It commenced―‘“Can I view thee panting, lyingOn thy stomach, without sighing;Can I unmoved see thee dyingOn a logExpiring frog!”’

  ‘Beautiful!’ said Mr. Pickwick.

  ‘Fine,’ said Mr. Leo Hunter; ‘so simple.’

  ‘Very,’ said Mr. Pickwick.

  ‘The next verse is still more touching11. Shall I repeat it?’

  ‘If you please,’ said Mr. Pickwick.

  ‘It runs thus,’ said the grave man, still more gravely.

  ‘“Say, have fiends in shape of boys,With wild halloo, and brutal12 noise,Hunted thee from marshy13 joys,With a dog,Expiring frog!”’

  ‘Finely expressed,’ said Mr. Pickwick.

  ‘All point, sir,’ said Mr. Leo Hunter; ‘but you shall hear Mrs.

  Leo Hunter repeat it. She can do justice to it, sir. She will repeat it,in character, sir, to-morrow morning.’

  ‘In character!’

  ‘As Minerva. But I forgot―it’s a fancy-dress breakfast.’

  ‘Dear me,’ said Mr. Pickwick, glancing at his own figure―‘Ican’t possibly―’

  ‘Can’t, sir; can’t!’ exclaimed Mr. Leo Hunter. ‘Solomon Lucas,the Jew in the High Street, has thousands of fancy-dresses.

  Consider, sir, how many appropriate characters are open for yourselection. Plato, Zeno, Epicurus, Pythagoras―all founders14 ofclubs.’

  ‘I know that,’ said Mr. Pickwick; ‘but as I cannot put myself incompetition with those great men, I cannot presume to wear theirdresses.’

  The grave man considered deeply, for a few seconds, and thensaid―‘On reflection, sir, I don’t know whether it would not affordMrs. Leo Hunter greater pleasure, if her guests saw a gentlemanof your celebrity15 in his own costume, rather than in an assumedone. I may venture to promise an exception in your case, sir―yes,I am quite certain that, on behalf of Mrs. Leo Hunter, I mayventure to do so.’

  ‘In that case,’ said Mr. Pickwick, ‘I shall have great pleasure incoming.’

  ‘But I waste your time, sir,’ said the grave man, as if suddenlyrecollecting himself. ‘I know its value, sir. I will not detain you. Imay tell Mrs. Leo Hunter, then, that she may confidently expectyou and your distinguished1 friends? Good-morning, sir, I amproud to have beheld16 so eminent17 a personage―not a step sir; not aword.’ And without giving Mr. Pickwick time to offerremonstrance or denial, Mr. Leo Hunter stalked gravely away.

  Mr. Pickwick took up his hat, and repaired to the Peacock, butMr. Winkle had conveyed the intelligence of the fancy-ball there,before him.

  ‘Mrs. Pott’s going,’ were the first words with which he salutedhis leader.

  ‘Is she?’ said Mr. Pickwick.

  ‘As Apollo,’ replied Winkle. ‘Only Pott objects to the tunic19.’

  He is right. He is quite right,’ said Mr. Pickwick emphatically.

  ‘Yes; so she’s going to wear a white satin gown with goldspangles.’

  ‘They’ll hardly know what she’s meant for; will they?’ inquiredMr. Snodgrass.

  ‘Of course they will,’ replied Mr. Winkle indignantly. ‘They’llsee her lyre, won’t they?’

  ‘True; I forgot that,’ said Mr. Snodgrass.

  ‘I shall go as a bandit,’ interposed Mr. Tupman.

  ‘What!’ said Mr. Pickwick, with a sudden start.

  ‘As a bandit,’ repeated Mr. Tupman, mildly.

  ‘You don’t mean to say,’ said Mr. Pickwick, gazing with solemnsternness at his friend―‘you don’t mean to say, Mr. Tupman, thatit is your intention to put yourself into a green velvet20 jacket, with atwo-inch tail?’

  ‘Such is my intention, sir,’ replied Mr. Tupman warmly. ‘Andwhy not, sir?’

  ‘Because, sir,’ said Mr. Pickwick, considerably21 excited―‘because you are too old, sir.’

  ‘Too old!’ exclaimed Mr. Tupman.

  ‘And if any further ground of objection be wanting,’ continuedMr. Pickwick, ‘you are too fat, sir.’

  ‘Sir,’ said Mr. Tupman, his face suffused22 with a crimson23 glow,‘this is an insult.’

  ‘Sir,’ replied Mr. Pickwick, in the same tone, ‘it is not half theinsult to you, that your appearance in my presence in a greenvelvet jacket, with a two-inch tail, would be to me.’

  ‘Sir,’ said Mr. Tupman, ‘you’re a fellow.’

  ‘Sir,’ said Mr. Pickwick, ‘you’re another!’

  Mr. Tupman advanced a step or two, and glared at Mr.

  Pickwick. Mr. Pickwick returned the glare, concentrated into afocus by means of his spectacles, and breathed a bold defiance24.

  Mr. Snodgrass and Mr. Winkle looked on, petrified25 at beholdingsuch a scene between two such men.

  ‘Sir,’ said Mr. Tupman, after a short pause, speaking in a low,deep voice, ‘you have called me old.’

  ‘I have,’ said Mr. Pickwick.

  ‘And fat.’

  ‘I reiterate27 the charge.’

  ‘And a fellow.’

  ‘So you are!’

  There was a fearful pause.

  ‘My attachment28 to your person, sir,’ said Mr. Tupman, speakingin a voice tremulous with emotion, and tucking up his wristbandsmeanwhile, ‘is great―very great―but upon that person, I musttake summary vengeance29.’

  ‘Come on, sir!’ replied Mr. Pickwick. Stimulated30 by the excitingnature of the dialogue, the heroic man actually threw himself intoa paralytic31 attitude, confidently supposed by the two bystanders tohave been intended as a posture32 of defence.

  ‘What!’ exclaimed Mr. Snodgrass, suddenly recovering thepower of speech, of which intense astonishment33 had previouslybereft him, and rushing between the two, at the imminent34 hazardof receiving an application on the temple from each―‘what! Mr.

  Pickwick, with the eyes of the world upon you! Mr. Tupman! who,in common with us all, derives a lustre35 from his undying name!

  For shame, gentlemen; for shame.’

  The unwonted lines which momentary36 passion had ruled in Mr.

  Pickwick’s clear and open brow, gradually melted away, as hisyoung friend spoke37, like the marks of a black-lead pencil beneaththe softening38 influence of india-rubber. His countenance39 hadresumed its usual benign40 expression, ere he concluded.

  ‘I have been hasty,’ said Mr. Pickwick, ‘very hasty. Tupman;your hand.’

  The dark shadow passed from Mr. Tupman’s face, as he warmlygrasped the hand of his friend.

  ‘I have been hasty, too,’ said he.

  ‘No, no,’ interrupted Mr. Pickwick, ‘the fault was mine. You willwear the green velvet jacket?’

  ‘No, no,’ replied Mr. Tupman.

  ‘To oblige me, you will,’ resumed Mr. Pickwick.

  ‘Well, well, I will,’ said Mr. Tupman.

  It was accordingly settled that Mr. Tupman, Mr. Winkle, andMr. Snodgrass, should all wear fancy-dresses. Thus Mr. Pickwickwas led by the very warmth of his own good feelings to give hisconsent to a proceeding41 from which his better judgment42 wouldhave recoiled―a more striking illustration of his amiablecharacter could hardly have been conceived, even if the eventsrecorded in these pages had been wholly imaginary.

  Mr. Leo Hunter had not exaggerated the resources of Mr.

  Solomon Lucas. His wardrobe was extensive―very extensive―notstrictly classical perhaps, not quite new, nor did it contain any onegarment made precisely44 after the fashion of any age or time, buteverything was more or less spangled; and what can be prettierthan spangles! It may be objected that they are not adapted to thedaylight, but everybody knows that they would glitter if there werelamps; and nothing can be clearer than that if people give fancy-balls in the day-time, and the dresses do not show quite as well asthey would by night, the fault lies solely45 with the people who givethe fancy-balls, and is in no wise chargeable on the spangles. Suchwas the convincing reasoning of Mr. Solomon Lucas; andinfluenced by such arguments did Mr. Tupman, Mr. Winkle, andMr. Snodgrass engage to array themselves in costumes which histaste and experience induced him to recommend as admirablysuited to the occasion.

  A carriage was hired from the Town Arms, for theaccommodation of the Pickwickians, and a chariot was orderedfrom the same repository, for the purpose of conveying Mr. andMrs. Pott to Mrs. Leo Hunter’s grounds, which Mr. Pott, as adelicate acknowledgment of having received an invitation, hadalready confidently predicted in the Eatanswill Gazette ‘wouldpresent a scene of varied46 and delicious enchantment―abewildering coruscation47 of beauty and talent―a lavish48 andprodigal display of hospitality―above all, a degree of splendoursoftened by the most exquisite49 taste; and adornment50 refined withperfect harmony and the chastest good keeping―compared withwhich, the fabled51 gorgeousness of Eastern fairyland itself wouldappear to be clothed in as many dark and murky52 colours, as mustbe the mind of the splenetic and unmanly being who couldpresume to taint53 with the venom54 of his envy, the preparationsmade by the virtuous55 and highly distinguished lady at whoseshrine this humble56 tribute of admiration57 was offered.’ This lastwas a piece of biting sarcasm58 against the Independent, who, inconsequence of not having been invited at all, had been, throughfour numbers, affecting to sneer59 at the whole affair, in his verylargest type, with all the adjectives in capital letters.

  The morning came: it was a pleasant sight to behold26 Mr.

  Tupman in full brigand60’s costume, with a very tight jacket, sittinglike a pincushion over his back and shoulders, the upper portionof his legs incased in the velvet shorts, and the lower part thereofswathed in the complicated bandages to which all brigands61 arepeculiarly attached. It was pleasing to see his open and ingenuouscountenance, well mustachioed and corked62, looking out from anopen shirt collar; and to contemplate63 the sugar-loaf hat, decoratedwith ribbons of all colours, which he was compelled to carry on hisknee, inasmuch as no known conveyance64 with a top to it, wouldadmit of any man’s carrying it between his head and the roof.

  Equally humorous and agreeable was the appearance of Mr.

  Snodgrass in blue satin trunks and cloak, white silk tights andshoes, and Grecian helmet, which everybody knows (and if they donot, Mr. Solomon Lucas did) to have been the regular, authentic,everyday costume of a troubadour, from the earliest ages down tothe time of their final disappearance65 from the face of the earth. Allthis was pleasant, but this was as nothing compared with theshouting of the populace when the carriage drew up, behind Mr.

  Pott’s chariot, which chariot itself drew up at Mr. Pott’s door,which door itself opened, and displayed the great Pott accoutredas a Russian officer of justice, with a tremendous knout in hishand―tastefully typical of the stern and mighty66 power of theEatanswill Gazette, and the fearful lashings it bestowed67 on publicoffenders.

  ‘Bravo!’ shouted Mr. Tupman and Mr. Snodgrass from thepassage, when they beheld the walking allegory.

  ‘Bravo!’ Mr. Pickwick was heard to exclaim, from the passage.

  ‘Hoo-roar Pott!’ shouted the populace. Amid these salutations,Mr. Pott, smiling with that kind of bland69 dignity which sufficientlytestified that he felt his power, and knew how to exert it, got intothe chariot.

  Then there emerged from the house, Mrs. Pott, who would havelooked very like Apollo if she hadn’t had a gown on, conducted byMr. Winkle, who, in his light-red coat could not possibly have beenmistaken for anything but a sportsman, if he had not borne anequal resemblance to a general postman. Last of all came Mr.

  Pickwick, whom the boys applauded as loud as anybody, probablyunder the impression that his tights and gaiters were someremnants of the dark ages; and then the two vehicles proceededtowards Mrs. Leo Hunter’s; Mr. Weller (who was to assist inwaiting) being stationed on the box of that in which his master wasseated.

  Every one of the men, women, boys, girls, and babies, who wereassembled to see the visitors in their fancy-dresses, screamed withdelight and ecstasy70, when Mr. Pickwick, with the brigand on onearm, and the troubadour on the other, walked solemnly up theentrance. Never were such shouts heard as those which greetedMr. Tupman’s efforts to fix the sugar-loaf hat on his head, by wayof entering the garden in style.

  The preparations were on the most delightful scale; fullyrealising the prophetic Pott’s anticipations71 about the gorgeousnessof Eastern fairyland, and at once affording a sufficientcontradiction to the malignant72 statements of the reptileIndependent. The grounds were more than an acre and a quarterin extent, and they were filled with people! Never was such a blazeof beauty, and fashion, and literature. There was the young ladywho ‘did’ the poetry in the Eatanswill Gazette, in the garb73 of asultana, leaning upon the arm of the young gentleman who ‘did’

  the review department, and who was appropriately habited in afield-marshal’s uniform―the boots excepted. There were hosts ofthese geniuses, and any reasonable person would have thought ithonour enough to meet them. But more than these, there werehalf a dozen lions from London―authors, real authors, who hadwritten whole books, and printed them afterwards―and here youmight see ’em, walking about, like ordinary men, smiling, andtalking―aye, and talking pretty considerable nonsense too, nodoubt with the benign intention of rendering74 themselvesintelligible to the common people about them. Moreover, therewas a band of music in pasteboard caps; four something-eansingers in the costume of their country, and a dozen hired waitersin the costume of their country―and very dirty costume too. Andabove all, there was Mrs. Leo Hunter in the character of Minerva,receiving the company, and overflowing75 with pride andgratification at the notion of having called such distinguishedindividuals together.

  ‘Mr. Pickwick, ma’am,’ said a servant, as that gentlemanapproached the presiding goddess, with his hat in his hand, andthe brigand and troubadour on either arm.

  ‘What! Where!’ exclaimed Mrs. Leo Hunter, starting up, in anaffected rapture76 of surprise.

  ‘Here,’ said Mr. Pickwick.

  ‘Is it possible that I have really the gratification of beholdingMr. Pickwick himself!’ ejaculated Mrs. Leo Hunter.

  ‘No other, ma’am,’ replied Mr. Pickwick, bowing very low.

  ‘Permit me to introduce my friends―Mr. Tupman―Mr. Winkle―Mr. Snodgrass―to the authoress of “The Expiring Frog.”’ Veryfew people but those who have tried it, know what a difficultprocess it is to bow in green velvet smalls, and a tight jacket, andhigh-crowned hat; or in blue satin trunks and white silks, or knee-cords and top-boots that were never made for the wearer, andhave been fixed77 upon him without the remotest reference to thecomparative dimensions of himself and the suit. Never were suchdistortions as Mr. Tupman’s frame underwent in his efforts toappear easy and graceful―never was such ingenious posturing78, ashis fancy-dressed friends exhibited.

  ‘Mr. Pickwick,’ said Mrs. Leo Hunter, ‘I must make you promisenot to stir from my side the whole day. There are hundreds ofpeople here, that I must positively79 introduce you to.’

  ‘You are very kind, ma’am,’ said Mr. Pickwick.

  ‘In the first place, here are my little girls; I had almost forgottenthem,’ said Minerva, carelessly pointing towards a couple of full-grown young ladies, of whom one might be about twenty, and theother a year or two older, and who were dressed in very juvenilecostumes―whether to make them look young, or their mammayounger, Mr. Pickwick does not distinctly inform us.

  ‘They are very beautiful,’ said Mr. Pickwick, as the juvenilesturned away, after being presented.

  ‘They are very like their mamma, sir,’ said Mr. Pott,majestically.

  ‘Oh, you naughty man,’ exclaimed Mrs. Leo Hunter, playfullytapping the editor’s arm with her fan (Minerva with a fan!).

  ‘Why now, my dear Mrs. Hunter,’ said Mr. Pott, who wastrumpeter in ordinary at the Den, ‘you know that when yourpicture was in the exhibition of the Royal Academy, last year,everybody inquired whether it was intended for you, or youryoungest daughter; for you were so much alike that there was notelling the difference between you.’

  ‘Well, and if they did, why need you repeat it, before strangers?’

  said Mrs. Leo Hunter, bestowing80 another tap on the slumberinglion of the Eatanswill Gazette.

  ‘Count, count,’ screamed Mrs. Leo Hunter to a well-whiskeredindividual in a foreign uniform, who was passing by.

  ‘Ah! you want me?’ said the count, turning back.

  ‘I want to introduce two very clever people to each other,’ saidMrs. Leo Hunter. ‘Mr. Pickwick, I have great pleasure inintroducing you to Count Smorltork.’ She added in a hurriedwhisper to Mr. Pickwick―‘The famous foreigner―gatheringmaterials for his great work on England―hem!―CountSmorltork, Mr. Pickwick.’ Mr. Pickwick saluted18 the count with allthe reverence81 due to so great a man, and the count drew forth2 aset of tablets.

  ‘What you say, Mrs. Hunt?’ inquired the count, smilinggraciously on the gratified Mrs. Leo Hunter, ‘Pig Vig or Big Vig―what you call―lawyer―eh? I see―that is it. Big Vig’―and thecount was proceeding to enter Mr. Pickwick in his tablets, as agentleman of the long robe, who derived82 his name from theprofession to which he belonged, when Mrs. Leo Hunterinterposed.

  ‘No, no, count,’ said the lady, ‘Pick-wick.’

  ‘Ah, ah, I see,’ replied the count. ‘Peek83―christian name;Weeks―surname; good, ver good. Peek Weeks. How you do,Weeks?’

  ‘Quite well, I thank you,’ replied Mr. Pickwick, with all his usualaffability. ‘Have you been long in England?’

  ‘Long―ver long time―fortnight―more.’

  ‘Do you stay here long?’

  ‘One week.’

  ‘You will have enough to do,’ said Mr. Pickwick smiling, ‘togather all the materials you want in that time.’

  ‘Eh, they are gathered,’ said the count.

  ‘Indeed!’ said Mr. Pickwick.

  ‘They are here,’ added the count, tapping his foreheadsignificantly. ‘Large book at home―full of notes―music, picture,science, potry, poltic; all tings.’

  ‘The word politics, sir,’ said Mr. Pickwick, ‘comprises in itself, adifficult study of no inconsiderable magnitude.’

  ‘Ah!’ said the count, drawing out the tablets again, ‘ver good―fine words to begin a chapter. Chapter forty-seven. Poltics. Theword poltic surprises by himself―.’ And down went Mr.

  Pickwick’s remark, in Count Smorltork’s tablets, with suchvariations and additions as the count’s exuberant84 fancy suggested,or his imperfect knowledge of the language occasioned.

  ‘Count,’ said Mrs. Leo Hunter. ‘Mrs. Hunt,’ replied the count.

  ‘This is Mr. Snodgrass, a friend of Mr. Pickwick’s, and a poet.’

  ‘Stop,’ exclaimed the count, bringing out the tablets once more.

  ‘Head, potry―chapter, literary friends―name, Snowgrass; vergood. Introduced to Snowgrass―great poet, friend of PeekWeeks―by Mrs. Hunt, which wrote other sweet poem―what isthat name?―Fog―Perspiring Fog―ver good―ver good indeed.’

  And the count put up his tablets, and with sundry85 bows andacknowledgments walked away, thoroughly86 satisfied that he hadmade the most important and valuable additions to his stock ofinformation.

  ‘Wonderful man, Count Smorltork,’ said Mrs. Leo Hunter.

  ‘Sound philosopher,’ said Mr. Pott.

  ‘Clear-headed, strong-minded person,’ added Mr. Snodgrass.

  A chorus of bystanders took up the shout of Count Smorltork’spraise, shook their heads sagely87, and unanimously cried, ‘Very!’

  As the enthusiasm in Count Smorltork’s favour ran very high,his praises might have been sung until the end of the festivities, ifthe four something-ean singers had not ranged themselves in frontof a small apple-tree, to look picturesque88, and commenced singingtheir national songs, which appeared by no means difficult ofexecution, inasmuch as the grand secret seemed to be, that threeof the something-ean singers should grunt89, while the fourthhowled. This interesting performance having concluded amidstthe loud plaudits of the whole company, a boy forthwith proceededto entangle90 himself with the rails of a chair, and to jump over it,and crawl under it, and fall down with it, and do everything but situpon it, and then to make a cravat91 of his legs, and tie them roundhis neck, and then to illustrate92 the ease with which a human beingcan be made to look like a magnified toad―all which feats93 yieldedhigh delight and satisfaction to the assembled spectators. Afterwhich, the voice of Mrs. Pott was heard to chirp94 faintly forth,something which courtesy interpreted into a song, which was allvery classical, and strictly43 in character, because Apollo washimself a composer, and composers can very seldom sing theirown music or anybody else’s, either. This was succeeded by Mrs.

  Leo Hunter’s recitation of her far-famed ‘Ode to an Expiring Frog,’

  which was encored once, and would have been encored twice, ifthe major part of the guests, who thought it was high time to getsomething to eat, had not said that it was perfectly shameful95 totake advantage of Mrs. Hunter’s good nature. So although Mrs.

  Leo Hunter professed96 her perfect willingness to recite the odeagain, her kind and considerate friends wouldn’t hear of it on anyaccount; and the refreshment97 room being thrown open, all thepeople who had ever been there before, scrambled98 in with allpossible despatch―Mrs. Leo Hunter’s usual course of proceedingsbeing, to issue cards for a hundred, and breakfast for fifty, or inother words to feed only the very particular lions, and let thesmaller animals take care of themselves.

  ‘Where is Mr. Pott?’ said Mrs. Leo Hunter, as she placed theaforesaid lions around her.

  ‘Here I am,’ said the editor, from the remotest end of the room;far beyond all hope of food, unless something was done for him bythe hostess.

  ‘Won’t you come up here?’

  ‘Oh, pray don’t mind him,’ said Mrs. Pott, in the most obligingvoice―‘you give yourself a great deal of unnecessary trouble, Mrs.

  Hunter. You’ll do very well there, won’t you―dear?’

  ‘Certainly―love,’ replied the unhappy Pott, with a grim smile.

  Alas for the knout! The nervous arm that wielded99 it, with such agigantic force on public characters, was paralysed beneath theglance of the imperious Mrs. Pott.

  Mrs. Leo Hunter looked round her in triumph. CountSmorltork was busily engaged in taking notes of the contents ofthe dishes; Mr. Tupman was doing the honours of the lobster100 saladto several lionesses, with a degree of grace which no brigand everexhibited before; Mr. Snodgrass having cut out the younggentleman who cut up the books for the Eatanswill Gazette, wasengaged in an impassioned argument with the young lady who didthe poetry; and Mr. Pickwick was making himself universallyagreeable. Nothing seemed wanting to render the select circlecomplete, when Mr. Leo Hunter―whose department on theseoccasions, was to stand about in doorways101, and talk to the lessimportant people―suddenly called out―‘My dear; here’s Mr.

  Charles Fitz-Marshall.’

  ‘Oh dear,’ said Mrs. Leo Hunter, ‘how anxiously I have beenexpecting him. Pray make room, to let Mr. Fitz-Marshall pass. TellMr. Fitz-Marshall, my dear, to come up to me directly, to bescolded for coming so late.’

  ‘Coming, my dear ma’am,’ cried a voice, ‘as quick as I can―crowds of people―full room―hard work―very.’

  Mr. Pickwick’s knife and fork fell from his hand. He staredacross the table at Mr. Tupman, who had dropped his knife andfork, and was looking as if he were about to sink into the groundwithout further notice.

  ‘Ah!’ cried the voice, as its owner pushed his way among thelast five-and-twenty Turks, officers, cavaliers, and Charles theSeconds, that remained between him and the table, ‘regularmangle―Baker’s patent―not a crease102 in my coat, after all thissqueezing―might have “got up my linen” as I came along―ha!

  ha! not a bad idea, that―queer thing to have it mangled103 when it’supon one, though―trying process―very.’

  With these broken words, a young man dressed as a navalofficer made his way up to the table, and presented to theastonished Pickwickians the identical form and features of Mr.

  Alfred Jingle104. The offender68 had barely time to take Mrs. LeoHunter’s proffered105 hand, when his eyes encountered the indignantorbs of Mr. Pickwick.

  ‘Hollo!’ said Jingle. ‘Quite forgot―no directions to postillion―give ’em at once―back in a minute.’

  ‘The servant, or Mr. Hunter will do it in a moment, Mr. Fitz-Marshall,’ said Mrs. Leo Hunter.

  ‘No, no―I’ll do it―shan’t be long―back in no time,’ repliedJingle. With these words he disappeared among the crowd.

  ‘Will you allow me to ask you, ma’am,’ said the excited Mr.

  Pickwick, rising from his seat, ‘who that young man is, and wherehe resides?’

  ‘He is a gentleman of fortune, Mr. Pickwick,’ said Mrs. LeoHunter, ‘to whom I very much want to introduce you. The countwill be delighted with him.’

  ‘Yes, yes,’ said Mr. Pickwick hastily. ‘His residence―’

  ‘Is at present at the Angel at Bury.’

  ‘At Bury?’

  ‘At Bury St. Edmunds, not many miles from here. But dear me,Mr. Pickwick, you are not going to leave us; surely Mr. Pickwickyou cannot think of going so soon?’

  But long before Mrs. Leo Hunter had finished speaking, Mr.

  Pickwick had plunged106 through the throng107, and reached thegarden, whither he was shortly afterwards joined by Mr. Tupman,who had followed his friend closely.

  ‘It’s of no use,’ said Mr. Tupman. ‘He has gone.’

  I know it,’ said Mr. Pickwick, ‘and I will follow him.’

  ‘Follow him! Where?’ inquired Mr. Tupman.

  ‘To the Angel at Bury,’ replied Mr. Pickwick, speaking veryquickly. ‘How do we know whom he is deceiving there? Hedeceived a worthy108 man once, and we were the innocent cause. Heshall not do it again, if I can help it; I’ll expose him! Sam! Where’smy servant?’

  ‘Here you are, sir,’ said Mr. Weller, emerging from asequestered spot, where he had been engaged in discussing abottle of Madeira, which he had abstracted from the breakfast-table an hour or two before. ‘Here’s your servant, sir. Proud o’ thetitle, as the living skellinton said, ven they show’d him.’

  ‘Follow me instantly,’ said Mr. Pickwick. ‘Tupman, if I stay atBury, you can join me there, when I write. Till then, good-bye!’

  Remonstrances were useless. Mr. Pickwick was roused, and hismind was made up. Mr. Tupman returned to his companions; andin another hour had drowned all present recollection of Mr. AlfredJingle, or Mr. Charles Fitz-Marshall, in an exhilarating quadrilleand a bottle of champagne109. By that time, Mr. Pickwick and SamWeller, perched on the outside of a stage-coach, were everysucceeding minute placing a less and less distance betweenthemselves and the good old town of Bury St. Edmunds.


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1 distinguished wu9z3v     
adj.卓越的,杰出的,著名的
参考例句:
  • Elephants are distinguished from other animals by their long noses.大象以其长长的鼻子显示出与其他动物的不同。
  • A banquet was given in honor of the distinguished guests.宴会是为了向贵宾们致敬而举行的。
2 forth Hzdz2     
adv.向前;向外,往外
参考例句:
  • The wind moved the trees gently back and forth.风吹得树轻轻地来回摇晃。
  • He gave forth a series of works in rapid succession.他很快连续发表了一系列的作品。
3 engraved be672d34fc347de7d97da3537d2c3c95     
v.在(硬物)上雕刻(字,画等)( engrave的过去式和过去分词 );将某事物深深印在(记忆或头脑中)
参考例句:
  • The silver cup was engraved with his name. 银杯上刻有他的名字。
  • It was prettily engraved with flowers on the back. 此件雕刻精美,背面有花饰图案。 来自《简明英汉词典》
4 den 5w9xk     
n.兽穴;秘密地方;安静的小房间,私室
参考例句:
  • There is a big fox den on the back hill.后山有一个很大的狐狸窝。
  • The only way to catch tiger cubs is to go into tiger's den.不入虎穴焉得虎子。
5 descended guQzoy     
a.为...后裔的,出身于...的
参考例句:
  • A mood of melancholy descended on us. 一种悲伤的情绪袭上我们的心头。
  • The path descended the hill in a series of zigzags. 小路呈连续的之字形顺着山坡蜿蜒而下。
6 perfectly 8Mzxb     
adv.完美地,无可非议地,彻底地
参考例句:
  • The witnesses were each perfectly certain of what they said.证人们个个对自己所说的话十分肯定。
  • Everything that we're doing is all perfectly above board.我们做的每件事情都是光明正大的。
7 celebrated iwLzpz     
adj.有名的,声誉卓著的
参考例句:
  • 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。
8 derives c6c3177a6f731a3d743ccd3c53f3f460     
v.得到( derive的第三人称单数 );(从…中)得到获得;源于;(从…中)提取
参考例句:
  • English derives in the main from the common Germanic stock. 英语主要源于日耳曼语系。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • He derives his income from freelance work. 他以自由职业获取收入。 来自《简明英汉词典》
9 sonnet Lw9wD     
n.十四行诗
参考例句:
  • The composer set a sonnet to music.作曲家为一首十四行诗谱了曲。
  • He wrote a sonnet to his beloved.他写了一首十四行诗,献给他心爱的人。
10 delightful 6xzxT     
adj.令人高兴的,使人快乐的
参考例句:
  • We had a delightful time by the seashore last Sunday.上星期天我们在海滨玩得真痛快。
  • Peter played a delightful melody on his flute.彼得用笛子吹奏了一支欢快的曲子。
11 touching sg6zQ9     
adj.动人的,使人感伤的
参考例句:
  • It was a touching sight.这是一幅动人的景象。
  • His letter was touching.他的信很感人。
12 brutal bSFyb     
adj.残忍的,野蛮的,不讲理的
参考例句:
  • She has to face the brutal reality.她不得不去面对冷酷的现实。
  • They're brutal people behind their civilised veneer.他们表面上温文有礼,骨子里却是野蛮残忍。
13 marshy YBZx8     
adj.沼泽的
参考例句:
  • In August 1935,we began our march across the marshy grassland. 1935年8月,我们开始过草地。
  • The surrounding land is low and marshy. 周围的地低洼而多沼泽。
14 founders 863257b2606659efe292a0bf3114782c     
n.创始人( founder的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • He was one of the founders of the university's medical faculty. 他是该大学医学院的创建人之一。 来自辞典例句
  • The founders of our religion made this a cornerstone of morality. 我们宗教的创始人把这看作是道德的基石。 来自辞典例句
15 celebrity xcRyQ     
n.名人,名流;著名,名声,名望
参考例句:
  • Tom found himself something of a celebrity. 汤姆意识到自己已小有名气了。
  • He haunted famous men, hoping to get celebrity for himself. 他常和名人在一起, 希望借此使自己获得名气。
16 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
参考例句:
  • 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
17 eminent dpRxn     
adj.显赫的,杰出的,有名的,优良的
参考例句:
  • We are expecting the arrival of an eminent scientist.我们正期待一位著名科学家的来访。
  • He is an eminent citizen of China.他是一个杰出的中国公民。
18 saluted 1a86aa8dabc06746471537634e1a215f     
v.欢迎,致敬( salute的过去式和过去分词 );赞扬,赞颂
参考例句:
  • The sergeant stood to attention and saluted. 中士立正敬礼。
  • He saluted his friends with a wave of the hand. 他挥手向他的朋友致意。 来自《简明英汉词典》
19 tunic IGByZ     
n.束腰外衣
参考例句:
  • The light loose mantle was thrown over his tunic.一件轻质宽大的斗蓬披在上衣外面。
  • Your tunic and hose match ill with that jewel,young man.你的外套和裤子跟你那首饰可不相称呢,年轻人。
20 velvet 5gqyO     
n.丝绒,天鹅绒;adj.丝绒制的,柔软的
参考例句:
  • This material feels like velvet.这料子摸起来像丝绒。
  • The new settlers wore the finest silk and velvet clothing.新来的移民穿着最华丽的丝绸和天鹅绒衣服。
21 considerably 0YWyQ     
adv.极大地;相当大地;在很大程度上
参考例句:
  • The economic situation has changed considerably.经济形势已发生了相当大的变化。
  • The gap has narrowed considerably.分歧大大缩小了。
22 suffused b9f804dd1e459dbbdaf393d59db041fc     
v.(指颜色、水气等)弥漫于,布满( suffuse的过去式和过去分词 )
参考例句:
  • Her face was suffused with colour. 她满脸通红。
  • Her eyes were suffused with warm, excited tears. 她激动地热泪盈眶。 来自《现代英汉综合大词典》
23 crimson AYwzH     
n./adj.深(绯)红色(的);vi.脸变绯红色
参考例句:
  • She went crimson with embarrassment.她羞得满脸通红。
  • Maple leaves have turned crimson.枫叶已经红了。
24 defiance RmSzx     
n.挑战,挑衅,蔑视,违抗
参考例句:
  • He climbed the ladder in defiance of the warning.他无视警告爬上了那架梯子。
  • He slammed the door in a spirit of defiance.他以挑衅性的态度把门砰地一下关上。
25 petrified 2e51222789ae4ecee6134eb89ed9998d     
adj.惊呆的;目瞪口呆的v.使吓呆,使惊呆;变僵硬;使石化(petrify的过去式和过去分词)
参考例句:
  • I'm petrified of snakes. 我特别怕蛇。
  • The poor child was petrified with fear. 这可怜的孩子被吓呆了。 来自《简明英汉词典》
26 behold jQKy9     
v.看,注视,看到
参考例句:
  • The industry of these little ants is wonderful to behold.这些小蚂蚁辛勤劳动的样子看上去真令人惊叹。
  • The sunrise at the seaside was quite a sight to behold.海滨日出真是个奇景。
27 reiterate oVMxq     
v.重申,反复地说
参考例句:
  • Let me reiterate that we have absolutely no plans to increase taxation.让我再一次重申我们绝对没有增税的计划。
  • I must reiterate that our position on this issue is very clear.我必须重申我们对这一项议题的立场很清楚。
28 attachment POpy1     
n.附属物,附件;依恋;依附
参考例句:
  • She has a great attachment to her sister.她十分依恋她的姐姐。
  • She's on attachment to the Ministry of Defense.她现在隶属于国防部。
29 vengeance wL6zs     
n.报复,报仇,复仇
参考例句:
  • He swore vengeance against the men who murdered his father.他发誓要向那些杀害他父亲的人报仇。
  • For years he brooded vengeance.多年来他一直在盘算报仇。
30 stimulated Rhrz78     
a.刺激的
参考例句:
  • 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。
31 paralytic LmDzKM     
adj. 瘫痪的 n. 瘫痪病人
参考例句:
  • She was completely paralytic last night.她昨天晚上喝得酩酊大醉。
  • She rose and hobbled to me on her paralytic legs and kissed me.她站起来,拖着她那麻痹的双腿一瘸一拐地走到我身边,吻了吻我。
32 posture q1gzk     
n.姿势,姿态,心态,态度;v.作出某种姿势
参考例句:
  • The government adopted an uncompromising posture on the issue of independence.政府在独立这一问题上采取了毫不妥协的态度。
  • He tore off his coat and assumed a fighting posture.他脱掉上衣,摆出一副打架的架势。
33 astonishment VvjzR     
n.惊奇,惊异
参考例句:
  • They heard him give a loud shout of astonishment.他们听见他惊奇地大叫一声。
  • I was filled with astonishment at her strange action.我对她的奇怪举动不胜惊异。
34 imminent zc9z2     
adj.即将发生的,临近的,逼近的
参考例句:
  • The black clounds show that a storm is imminent.乌云预示暴风雨即将来临。
  • The country is in imminent danger.国难当头。
35 lustre hAhxg     
n.光亮,光泽;荣誉
参考例句:
  • The sun was shining with uncommon lustre.太阳放射出异常的光彩。
  • A good name keeps its lustre in the dark.一个好的名誉在黑暗中也保持它的光辉。
36 momentary hj3ya     
adj.片刻的,瞬息的;短暂的
参考例句:
  • We are in momentary expectation of the arrival of you.我们无时无刻不在盼望你的到来。
  • I caught a momentary glimpse of them.我瞥了他们一眼。
37 spoke XryyC     
n.(车轮的)辐条;轮辐;破坏某人的计划;阻挠某人的行动 v.讲,谈(speak的过去式);说;演说;从某种观点来说
参考例句:
  • They sourced the spoke nuts from our company.他们的轮辐螺帽是从我们公司获得的。
  • The spokes of a wheel are the bars that connect the outer ring to the centre.辐条是轮子上连接外圈与中心的条棒。
38 softening f4d358268f6bd0b278eabb29f2ee5845     
变软,软化
参考例句:
  • Her eyes, softening, caressed his face. 她的眼光变得很温柔了。它们不住地爱抚他的脸。 来自汉英文学 - 家(1-26) - 家(1-26)
  • He might think my brain was softening or something of the kind. 他也许会觉得我婆婆妈妈的,已经成了个软心肠的人了。
39 countenance iztxc     
n.脸色,面容;面部表情;vt.支持,赞同
参考例句:
  • 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。
40 benign 2t2zw     
adj.善良的,慈祥的;良性的,无危险的
参考例句:
  • The benign weather brought North America a bumper crop.温和的气候给北美带来大丰收。
  • Martha is a benign old lady.玛莎是个仁慈的老妇人。
41 proceeding Vktzvu     
n.行动,进行,(pl.)会议录,学报
参考例句:
  • 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。
42 judgment e3xxC     
n.审判;判断力,识别力,看法,意见
参考例句:
  • The chairman flatters himself on his judgment of people.主席自认为他审视人比别人高明。
  • He's a man of excellent judgment.他眼力过人。
43 strictly GtNwe     
adv.严厉地,严格地;严密地
参考例句:
  • His doctor is dieting him strictly.他的医生严格规定他的饮食。
  • The guests were seated strictly in order of precedence.客人严格按照地位高低就座。
44 precisely zlWzUb     
adv.恰好,正好,精确地,细致地
参考例句:
  • It's precisely that sort of slick sales-talk that I mistrust.我不相信的正是那种油腔滑调的推销宣传。
  • The man adjusted very precisely.那个人调得很准。
45 solely FwGwe     
adv.仅仅,唯一地
参考例句:
  • Success should not be measured solely by educational achievement.成功与否不应只用学业成绩来衡量。
  • The town depends almost solely on the tourist trade.这座城市几乎完全靠旅游业维持。
46 varied giIw9     
adj.多样的,多变化的
参考例句:
  • The forms of art are many and varied.艺术的形式是多种多样的。
  • The hotel has a varied programme of nightly entertainment.宾馆有各种晚间娱乐活动。
47 coruscation 6874f2303b020c67cf587b0eef1499b5     
n.闪光,焕发
参考例句:
48 lavish h1Uxz     
adj.无节制的;浪费的;vt.慷慨地给予,挥霍
参考例句:
  • He despised people who were lavish with their praises.他看不起那些阿谀奉承的人。
  • The sets and costumes are lavish.布景和服装极尽奢华。
49 exquisite zhez1     
adj.精美的;敏锐的;剧烈的,感觉强烈的
参考例句:
  • I was admiring the exquisite workmanship in the mosaic.我当时正在欣赏镶嵌画的精致做工。
  • I still remember the exquisite pleasure I experienced in Bali.我依然记得在巴厘岛所经历的那种剧烈的快感。
50 adornment cxnzz     
n.装饰;装饰品
参考例句:
  • Lucie was busy with the adornment of her room.露西正忙着布置她的房间。
  • Cosmetics are used for adornment.化妆品是用来打扮的。
51 fabled wt7zCV     
adj.寓言中的,虚构的
参考例句:
  • For the first week he never actually saw the fabled Jack. 第一周他实际上从没见到传说中的杰克。
  • Aphrodite, the Greek goddness of love, is fabled to have been born of the foam of the sea. 希腊爱神阿美罗狄蒂据说是诞生于海浪泡沫之中。 来自《现代汉英综合大词典》
52 murky J1GyJ     
adj.黑暗的,朦胧的;adv.阴暗地,混浊地;n.阴暗;昏暗
参考例句:
  • She threw it into the river's murky depths.她把它扔进了混浊的河水深处。
  • She had a decidedly murky past.她的历史背景令人捉摸不透。
53 taint MIdzu     
n.污点;感染;腐坏;v.使感染;污染
参考例句:
  • Everything possible should be done to free them from the economic taint.应尽可能把他们从经济的腐蚀中解脱出来。
  • Moral taint has spread among young people.道德的败坏在年轻人之间蔓延。
54 venom qLqzr     
n.毒液,恶毒,痛恨
参考例句:
  • The snake injects the venom immediately after biting its prey.毒蛇咬住猎物之后马上注入毒液。
  • In fact,some components of the venom may benefit human health.事实上,毒液的某些成分可能有益于人类健康。
55 virtuous upCyI     
adj.有品德的,善良的,贞洁的,有效力的
参考例句:
  • She was such a virtuous woman that everybody respected her.她是个有道德的女性,人人都尊敬她。
  • My uncle is always proud of having a virtuous wife.叔叔一直为娶到一位贤德的妻子而骄傲。
56 humble ddjzU     
adj.谦卑的,恭顺的;地位低下的;v.降低,贬低
参考例句:
  • In my humble opinion,he will win the election.依我拙见,他将在选举中获胜。
  • Defeat and failure make people humble.挫折与失败会使人谦卑。
57 admiration afpyA     
n.钦佩,赞美,羡慕
参考例句:
  • He was lost in admiration of the beauty of the scene.他对风景之美赞不绝口。
  • We have a great admiration for the gold medalists.我们对金牌获得者极为敬佩。
58 sarcasm 1CLzI     
n.讥讽,讽刺,嘲弄,反话 (adj.sarcastic)
参考例句:
  • His sarcasm hurt her feelings.他的讽刺伤害了她的感情。
  • She was given to using bitter sarcasm.她惯于用尖酸刻薄语言挖苦人。
59 sneer YFdzu     
v.轻蔑;嘲笑;n.嘲笑,讥讽的言语
参考例句:
  • He said with a sneer.他的话中带有嘲笑之意。
  • You may sneer,but a lot of people like this kind of music.你可以嗤之以鼻,但很多人喜欢这种音乐。
60 brigand cxdz6N     
n.土匪,强盗
参考例句:
  • This wallace is a brigand,nothing more.华莱士只不过是个土匪。
  • How would you deal with this brigand?你要如何对付这个土匪?
61 brigands 17b2f48a43a67f049e43fd94c8de854b     
n.土匪,强盗( brigand的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • They say there are brigands hiding along the way. 他们说沿路隐藏着土匪。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • The brigands demanded tribute from passing vehicles. 土匪向过往车辆勒索钱财。 来自辞典例句
62 corked 5b3254ed89f9ef75591adeb6077299c0     
adj.带木塞气味的,塞着瓶塞的v.用瓶塞塞住( cork的过去式 )
参考例句:
  • Our army completely surrounded and corked up the enemy stronghold. 我军把敌人的堡垒完全包围并封锁起来。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • He kept his emotions corked up inside him. 他把感情深藏于内心。 来自《简明英汉词典》
63 contemplate PaXyl     
vt.盘算,计议;周密考虑;注视,凝视
参考例句:
  • The possibility of war is too horrifying to contemplate.战争的可能性太可怕了,真不堪细想。
  • The consequences would be too ghastly to contemplate.后果不堪设想。
64 conveyance OoDzv     
n.(不动产等的)转让,让与;转让证书;传送;运送;表达;(正)运输工具
参考例句:
  • Bicycles have become the most popular conveyance for Chinese people.自行车已成为中国人最流行的代步工具。
  • Its another,older,usage is a synonym for conveyance.它的另一个更古老的习惯用法是作为财产转让的同义词使用。
65 disappearance ouEx5     
n.消失,消散,失踪
参考例句:
  • He was hard put to it to explain her disappearance.他难以说明她为什么不见了。
  • Her disappearance gave rise to the wildest rumours.她失踪一事引起了各种流言蜚语。
66 mighty YDWxl     
adj.强有力的;巨大的
参考例句:
  • A mighty force was about to break loose.一股巨大的力量即将迸发而出。
  • The mighty iceberg came into view.巨大的冰山出现在眼前。
67 bestowed 12e1d67c73811aa19bdfe3ae4a8c2c28     
赠给,授予( bestow的过去式和过去分词 )
参考例句:
  • It was a title bestowed upon him by the king. 那是国王赐给他的头衔。
  • He considered himself unworthy of the honour they had bestowed on him. 他认为自己不配得到大家赋予他的荣誉。
68 offender ZmYzse     
n.冒犯者,违反者,犯罪者
参考例句:
  • They all sued out a pardon for an offender.他们请求法院赦免一名罪犯。
  • The authorities often know that sex offenders will attack again when they are released.当局一般都知道性犯罪者在获释后往往会再次犯案。
69 bland dW1zi     
adj.淡而无味的,温和的,无刺激性的
参考例句:
  • He eats bland food because of his stomach trouble.他因胃病而吃清淡的食物。
  • This soup is too bland for me.这汤我喝起来偏淡。
70 ecstasy 9kJzY     
n.狂喜,心醉神怡,入迷
参考例句:
  • He listened to the music with ecstasy.他听音乐听得入了神。
  • Speechless with ecstasy,the little boys gazed at the toys.小孩注视着那些玩具,高兴得说不出话来。
71 anticipations 5b99dd11cd8d6a699f0940a993c12076     
预期( anticipation的名词复数 ); 预测; (信托财产收益的)预支; 预期的事物
参考例句:
  • The thought took a deal of the spirit out of his anticipations. 想到这,他的劲头消了不少。
  • All such bright anticipations were cruelly dashed that night. 所有这些美好的期望全在那天夜晚被无情地粉碎了。
72 malignant Z89zY     
adj.恶性的,致命的;恶意的,恶毒的
参考例句:
  • Alexander got a malignant slander.亚历山大受到恶意的诽谤。
  • He started to his feet with a malignant glance at Winston.他爬了起来,不高兴地看了温斯顿一眼。
73 garb JhYxN     
n.服装,装束
参考例句:
  • He wore the garb of a general.他身着将军的制服。
  • Certain political,social,and legal forms reappear in seemingly different garb.一些政治、社会和法律的形式在表面不同的外衣下重复出现。
74 rendering oV5xD     
n.表现,描写
参考例句:
  • She gave a splendid rendering of Beethoven's piano sonata.她精彩地演奏了贝多芬的钢琴奏鸣曲。
  • His narrative is a super rendering of dialect speech and idiom.他的叙述是方言和土语最成功的运用。
75 overflowing df84dc195bce4a8f55eb873daf61b924     
n. 溢出物,溢流 adj. 充沛的,充满的 动词overflow的现在分词形式
参考例句:
  • The stands were overflowing with farm and sideline products. 集市上农副产品非常丰富。
  • The milk is overflowing. 牛奶溢出来了。
76 rapture 9STzG     
n.狂喜;全神贯注;着迷;v.使狂喜
参考例句:
  • His speech was received with rapture by his supporters.他的演说受到支持者们的热烈欢迎。
  • In the midst of his rapture,he was interrupted by his father.他正欢天喜地,被他父亲打断了。
77 fixed JsKzzj     
adj.固定的,不变的,准备好的;(计算机)固定的
参考例句:
  • Have you two fixed on a date for the wedding yet?你们俩选定婚期了吗?
  • Once the aim is fixed,we should not change it arbitrarily.目标一旦确定,我们就不应该随意改变。
78 posturing 1785febcc47e6193be90be621fdf70d9     
做出某种姿势( posture的现在分词 )
参考例句:
  • She was posturing a model. 她正在摆模特儿的姿势。
  • She says the President may just be posturing. 她说总统也许只是在做样子而已。
79 positively vPTxw     
adv.明确地,断然,坚决地;实在,确实
参考例句:
  • She was positively glowing with happiness.她满脸幸福。
  • The weather was positively poisonous.这天气着实讨厌。
80 bestowing ec153f37767cf4f7ef2c4afd6905b0fb     
砖窑中砖堆上层已烧透的砖
参考例句:
  • Apollo, you see, is bestowing the razor on the Triptolemus of our craft. 你瞧,阿波罗正在把剃刀赠给我们这项手艺的特里泼托勒默斯。
  • What thanks do we not owe to Heaven for thus bestowing tranquillity, health and competence! 我们要谢谢上苍,赐我们的安乐、健康和饱暖。
81 reverence BByzT     
n.敬畏,尊敬,尊严;Reverence:对某些基督教神职人员的尊称;v.尊敬,敬畏,崇敬
参考例句:
  • He was a bishop who was held in reverence by all.他是一位被大家都尊敬的主教。
  • We reverence tradition but will not be fettered by it.我们尊重传统,但不被传统所束缚。
82 derived 6cddb7353e699051a384686b6b3ff1e2     
vi.起源;由来;衍生;导出v.得到( derive的过去式和过去分词 );(从…中)得到获得;源于;(从…中)提取
参考例句:
  • Many English words are derived from Latin and Greek. 英语很多词源出于拉丁文和希腊文。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • He derived his enthusiasm for literature from his father. 他对文学的爱好是受他父亲的影响。 来自《简明英汉词典》
83 peek ULZxW     
vi.偷看,窥视;n.偷偷的一看,一瞥
参考例句:
  • Larry takes a peek out of the window.赖瑞往窗外偷看了一下。
  • Cover your eyes and don't peek.捂上眼睛,别偷看。
84 exuberant shkzB     
adj.充满活力的;(植物)繁茂的
参考例句:
  • Hothouse plants do not possess exuberant vitality.在温室里培养出来的东西,不会有强大的生命力。
  • All those mother trees in the garden are exuberant.果园里的那些母树都长得十分茂盛。
85 sundry CswwL     
adj.各式各样的,种种的
参考例句:
  • 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。
86 thoroughly sgmz0J     
adv.完全地,彻底地,十足地
参考例句:
  • The soil must be thoroughly turned over before planting.一定要先把土地深翻一遍再下种。
  • The soldiers have been thoroughly instructed in the care of their weapons.士兵们都系统地接受过保护武器的训练。
87 sagely sagely     
adv. 贤能地,贤明地
参考例句:
  • Even the ones who understand may nod sagely. 即使对方知道这一点,也会一本正经地点头同意。
  • Well, that's about all of the sagely advice this old grey head can come up with. 好了,以上就是我这个满头银发的老头儿给你们的充满睿智的忠告。
88 picturesque qlSzeJ     
adj.美丽如画的,(语言)生动的,绘声绘色的
参考例句:
  • You can see the picturesque shores beside the river.在河边你可以看到景色如画的两岸。
  • That was a picturesque phrase.那是一个形象化的说法。
89 grunt eeazI     
v.嘟哝;作呼噜声;n.呼噜声,嘟哝
参考例句:
  • He lifted the heavy suitcase with a grunt.他咕噜着把沉重的提箱拎了起来。
  • I ask him what he think,but he just grunt.我问他在想什麽,他只哼了一声。
90 entangle DjnzO     
vt.缠住,套住;卷入,连累
参考例句:
  • How did Alice manage to entangle her hair so badly in the brambles?爱丽丝是怎么把头发死死地缠在荆棘上的?
  • Don't entangle the fishing lines.不要让钓鱼线缠在一起。
91 cravat 7zTxF     
n.领巾,领结;v.使穿有领结的服装,使结领结
参考例句:
  • You're never fully dressed without a cravat.不打领结,就不算正装。
  • Mr. Kenge adjusting his cravat,then looked at us.肯吉先生整了整领带,然后又望着我们。
92 illustrate IaRxw     
v.举例说明,阐明;图解,加插图
参考例句:
  • The company's bank statements illustrate its success.这家公司的银行报表说明了它的成功。
  • This diagram will illustrate what I mean.这个图表可说明我的意思。
93 feats 8b538e09d25672d5e6ed5058f2318d51     
功绩,伟业,技艺( feat的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • He used to astound his friends with feats of physical endurance. 过去,他表现出来的惊人耐力常让朋友们大吃一惊。
  • His heroic feats made him a legend in his own time. 他的英雄业绩使他成了他那个时代的传奇人物。
94 chirp MrezT     
v.(尤指鸟)唧唧喳喳的叫
参考例句:
  • The birds chirp merrily at the top of tree.鸟儿在枝头欢快地啾啾鸣唱。
  • The sparrows chirp outside the window every morning.麻雀每天清晨在窗外嘁嘁喳喳地叫。
95 shameful DzzwR     
adj.可耻的,不道德的
参考例句:
  • It is very shameful of him to show off.他向人炫耀自己,真不害臊。
  • We must expose this shameful activity to the newspapers.我们一定要向报社揭露这一无耻行径。
96 professed 7151fdd4a4d35a0f09eaf7f0f3faf295     
公开声称的,伪称的,已立誓信教的
参考例句:
  • These, at least, were their professed reasons for pulling out of the deal. 至少这些是他们自称退出这宗交易的理由。
  • Her manner professed a gaiety that she did not feel. 她的神态显出一种她并未实际感受到的快乐。
97 refreshment RUIxP     
n.恢复,精神爽快,提神之事物;(复数)refreshments:点心,茶点
参考例句:
  • He needs to stop fairly often for refreshment.他须时不时地停下来喘口气。
  • A hot bath is a great refreshment after a day's work.在一天工作之后洗个热水澡真是舒畅。
98 scrambled 2e4a1c533c25a82f8e80e696225a73f2     
v.快速爬行( scramble的过去式和过去分词 );攀登;争夺;(军事飞机)紧急起飞
参考例句:
  • Each scrambled for the football at the football ground. 足球场上你争我夺。 来自《现代汉英综合大词典》
  • He scrambled awkwardly to his feet. 他笨拙地爬起身来。 来自《简明英汉词典》
99 wielded d9bac000554dcceda2561eb3687290fc     
手持着使用(武器、工具等)( wield的过去式和过去分词 ); 具有; 运用(权力); 施加(影响)
参考例句:
  • The bad eggs wielded power, while the good people were oppressed. 坏人当道,好人受气
  • He was nominally the leader, but others actually wielded the power. 名义上他是领导者,但实际上是别人掌握实权。
100 lobster w8Yzm     
n.龙虾,龙虾肉
参考例句:
  • The lobster is a shellfish.龙虾是水生贝壳动物。
  • I like lobster but it does not like me.我喜欢吃龙虾,但它不适宜于我的健康。
101 doorways 9f2a4f4f89bff2d72720b05d20d8f3d6     
n.门口,门道( doorway的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • The houses belched people; the doorways spewed out children. 从各家茅屋里涌出一堆一堆的人群,从门口蹦出一群一群小孩。 来自辞典例句
  • He rambled under the walls and doorways. 他就顺着墙根和门楼遛跶。 来自辞典例句
102 crease qo5zK     
n.折缝,褶痕,皱褶;v.(使)起皱
参考例句:
  • Does artificial silk crease more easily than natural silk?人造丝比天然丝更易起皱吗?
  • Please don't crease the blouse when you pack it.包装时请不要将衬衫弄皱了。
103 mangled c6ddad2d2b989a3ee0c19033d9ef021b     
vt.乱砍(mangle的过去式与过去分词形式)
参考例句:
  • His hand was mangled in the machine. 他的手卷到机器里轧烂了。
  • He was off work because he'd mangled his hand in a machine. 他没上班,因为他的手给机器严重压伤了。 来自《简明英汉词典》
104 jingle RaizA     
n.叮当声,韵律简单的诗句;v.使叮当作响,叮当响,押韵
参考例句:
  • 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。
105 proffered 30a424e11e8c2d520c7372bd6415ad07     
v.提供,贡献,提出( proffer的过去式和过去分词 )
参考例句:
  • She proffered her cheek to kiss. 她伸过自己的面颊让人亲吻。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • He rose and proffered a silver box full of cigarettes. 他站起身,伸手递过一个装满香烟的银盒子。 来自辞典例句
106 plunged 06a599a54b33c9d941718dccc7739582     
v.颠簸( plunge的过去式和过去分词 );暴跌;骤降;突降
参考例句:
  • The train derailed and plunged into the river. 火车脱轨栽进了河里。
  • She lost her balance and plunged 100 feet to her death. 她没有站稳,从100英尺的高处跌下摔死了。
107 throng sGTy4     
n.人群,群众;v.拥挤,群集
参考例句:
  • A patient throng was waiting in silence.一大群耐心的人在静静地等着。
  • The crowds thronged into the mall.人群涌进大厅。
108 worthy vftwB     
adj.(of)值得的,配得上的;有价值的
参考例句:
  • I did not esteem him to be worthy of trust.我认为他不值得信赖。
  • There occurred nothing that was worthy to be mentioned.没有值得一提的事发生。
109 champagne iwBzh3     
n.香槟酒;微黄色
参考例句:
  • There were two glasses of champagne on the tray.托盘里有两杯香槟酒。
  • They sat there swilling champagne.他们坐在那里大喝香槟酒。


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