As for the navy, it had fashion on its side, but I was too old when the subject was first started to enter it--and, at length, as there was no necessity for my having any profession at all, as I might be as dashing
and expensive without a red coat on my back as with one, idleness was pronounced on the whole to be most advantageous and honourable, and a young man of eighteen is not in general so earnestly bent on being busy as to resist the solicitations of his friends to do nothing.
Fairfax is not a very dashing
person: so much the better; I never lived amongst fine people but once, and I was very miserable with them.
Always at nine in winter, and rise at four,' said my host, suppressing a groan: and, as I fancied, by the motion of his arm's shadow, dashing
a tear from his eyes.
And yet to come dashing
out--winning a race--perhaps it was even better.
Master Scrooge's trunk being by this time tied on to the top of the chaise, the children bade the schoolmaster good-bye right willingly; and getting into it, drove gaily down the garden-sweep: the quick wheels dashing
the hoar-frost and snow from off the dark leaves of the evergreens like spray.
Larkins's instead); wishing that a fire would burst out; that the assembled crowd would stand appalled; that I, dashing
through them with a ladder, might rear it against her window, save her in my arms, go back for something she had left behind, and perish in the flames.
Well, you see, sir," he continued, instinctively lowering his voice to a confidential impressiveness, "he married an actress; a noble lady too she was, a fine dashing
merry lady as ever you saw.