Brooke felt a remarkable change in his sensations while he still handled his eye-glass, trifled with documents before him, and exchanged remarks with his committee, as a man to whom the moment of summons was indifferent.
By the time it said, "The Baltic, now," the laugh which had been running through the audience became a general shout, and but for the sobering effects of party and that great public cause which the entanglement of things had identified with "Brooke of Tipton," the laugh might have caught his committee.
B is to inform the committee
that he was mistaken in thinking you used improper language to him, so you will doubtless be restored to the dining-room to- morrow.
Our friend has called to take me to the committee meeting.
Does your ladyship mean the committee meeting of the Samaritan Convalescent Home?
He would undertake to prove before a committee of the House of Commons, that there existed a combination to keep up the price of muffins, and to give the bellmen a monopoly; he would prove it by bellmen at the bar of that House; and he would also prove, that these men corresponded with each other by secret words and signs as 'Snooks,' 'Walker,' 'Ferguson,' 'Is Murphy right?
Then, the gentleman who had been at Crockford's all night, and who looked something the worse about the eyes in consequence, came forward to tell his fellow-countrymen what a speech he meant to make in favour of that petition whenever it should be presented, and how desperately he meant to taunt the parliament if they rejected the bill; and to inform them also, that he regretted his honourable friends had not inserted a clause rendering the purchase of muffins and crumpets compulsory upon all classes of the community, which he --opposing all half-measures, and preferring to go the extreme animal-- pledged himself to propose and divide upon, in committee.
8th of October the committee
met at the house of President Barbicane, 3 Republican Street.
Then the countess told her of more disagreements and intrigues against the work of the unification of the churches, and departed in haste, as she had that day to be at the meeting of some society and also at the Slavonic committee
We have,"' the old lady read on with a little extra emphasis, '"a meeting of our Convened Chief Composite Committee
of Central and District Philanthropists, at our Head Haven as above; and it is their unanimous pleasure that I take the chair.
We had a meeting that evening of the Select Committee
of the Mothers'-Small-Clothes-Conversion-Society.
My dear Mrs Veneering, do let us resolve ourselves into a Committee
of the whole House on the subject.
Large blue silk flags were flying from the windows of the Town Arms Inn, and bills were posted in every sash, intimating, in gigantic letters, that the Honourable Samuel Slumkey's committee
sat there daily.
After that I put up some signs, for the protection of future committees
, and we have had no intruders since.
Barsad," he went on, in the tone of one who really was looking over a hand at cards: "Sheep of the prisons, emissary of Republican committees
, now turnkey, now prisoner, always spy and secret informer, so much the more valuable here for being English that an Englishman is less open to suspicion of subornation in those characters than a Frenchman, represents himself to his employers under a false name.