looked about him, noticing and admiring everything; but his attention was specially attracted by a third lady sitting on the throne, who was even more beautiful than the other two.
In a quarter of an hour the porter
returned with a post-boy and horses, which were harnessed, and put in the post-chaise in a minute, while the porter
fastened the portmanteau on with the assistance of a cord and strap.
Still their sufferings from hunger and thirst were great; but there was a Sandwich Islander on board, an expert swimmer, who found his way into the cabin, and occasionally brought up a few bottles of wine and porter
, and at length got into the rum, and secured a quarter cask of wine.
We are absolutely in your power, but you'll treat Professor Porter
and Miss Porter
with respect or I'll break that vile neck of yours with my bare hands--guns or no guns," and the young fellow stepped so close to the rat-faced sailor that the latter, though he bore two revolvers and a villainous looking knife in his belt, slunk back abashed.
The hall porter
sullenly pulled a bell that rang upstairs, and turned away.
was especially interested in everything I had to say about you, and asked many questions.
I have often thought that, by the particular description of Cerberus, the porter
of hell, in the 6th Aeneid, Virgil might possibly intend to satirize the porters
of the great men in his time; the picture, at least, resembles those who have the honour to attend at the doors of our great men.
turned his lantern on the widening space.
Struck it right fust time," the porter
said, 'Yes, madam'; and the constable began not to like it, and would have persuaded the mercer to dismiss him, and let me go, since, as he said, he owned I was not the person.
After a little growling on the other side, the gate was opened, and he passed in: undergoing a close inspection from the porter
as he did so.
For the rest, she knew that after office- hours, she reigned supreme over all the office furniture, and over a locked-up iron room with three locks, against the door of which strong chamber the light porter
laid his head every night, on a truckle bed, that disappeared at cockcrow.
He glanced with a defiant and desperate air at the porter
, who without a word held out a grey folded paper sealed with bottle-wax.
Little by little the scene on the quay became more animated; sailors of various nations, merchants, ship-brokers, porters
, fellahs, bustled to and fro as if the steamer were immediately expected.
The Six Jolly Fellowship Porters
, already mentioned as a tavern of a dropsical appearance, had long settled down into a state of hale infirmity.