These modern supermen were a lot of sordid banditti
who had the successful effrontery to preach a code of right and wrong to their victims which they themselves did not practise.
By which the reader may perceive (a circumstance which we have not thought necessary to communicate before) that this was the very time when the late rebellion was at the highest; and indeed the banditti
were now marched into England, intending, as it was thought, to fight the king's forces, and to attempt pushing forward to the metropolis.
However, it being the Courier's business to get him out of the hands of the banditti
, the Courier brought him off at every stage; and so the red-jackets went gleaming merrily along the spring landscape, rising and falling to a regular measure, between Mr Dorrit in his snug corner and the next chalky rise in the dusty highway.