He would make this appalling viscus beat and throb before the shrinking journalists--no uncle with a big watch and a little ever baby ever harped
upon it so relentlessly; whatever evasion they attempted he set aside.
It seemed to me that George harped
too much on the getting-upset idea.
I had read sea-romances in my time, wherein figured, as a matter of course, the lone woman in the midst of a shipload of men; but I learned, now, that I had never comprehended the deeper significance of such a situation--the thing the writers harped
upon and exploited so thoroughly.
But as her father when they had been to a brilliant reception at Mrs Merdle's, harped
at their own family breakfast-table on his wish to know Mr Merdle, with the contingent view of benefiting by the advice of that wonderful man in the disposal of his fortune, she began to think it had a real meaning, and to entertain a curiosity on her own part to see the shining light of the time.