Quite overcome by these dismal reflections, Mr and Mrs Curdle sighed, and sat for some short time without speaking.
All unavailing without a strict observance of the unities, sir,' returned Mr Curdle.
Just so,' said Mr Curdle, pulling up his neckcloth.
Mrs Curdle had sat listening to this lucid explanation with great complacency.
I don't know, my dear; upon my word I don't know,' said Mr Curdle.
said Mr Curdle, turning over four of those pieces of money.
Poor Miss Snevellicci took the three half-crowns, with many smiles and bends, and Mrs Curdle, adding several supplementary directions relative to keeping the places for them, and dusting the seat, and sending two clean bills as soon as they came out, rang the bell, as a signal for breaking up the conference.
He has, as so many who have met him readily testify, the sort of charm that curdles
milk" - Political commentator Simon Heffer on Schools Secretary Ed Balls.