at four o'clock, Duchess started to go to the party.
Think of me at this hour, in a strange place, labouring under a blackness of distress that no fancy can exaggerate, and yet well aware that, if you will but punctually
serve me, my troubles will roll away like a story that is told.
So five o'clock, punctually
, tomorrow," he called down the stairs after me.
Morrel of my desire to have these payments punctually
, and he has been here within the last half-hour to tell me that if his ship, the Pharaon, did not come into port on the 15th, he would be wholly unable to make this payment.
Several times I repeated that I myself possessed a little, and that I would repay any loan from him punctually
, most punctually
, and that he might charge me what interest he liked, since I would meet it without fail.
Collins returned most punctually
on Monday fortnight, but his reception at Longbourn was not quite so gracious as it had been on his first introduction.
On that day, in fact, the four friends arrived punctually
at the hour, each from his own abode or occupation.
as the clock of the Old South told twelve came the shadows of the Olivers, the Hutchinsons, the Dudleys, all the grandees of a by-gone generation, gliding beneath the portal into the well-known mansion, where Esther mingled with them as if she likewise were a shade.
At five o'clock he was punctually
there again, and sent up word of his arrival.
I SERVED Edward as his second clerk faithfully, punctually
This was felt to be a considerable amendment; and though they all met at the Great House at rather an early breakfast hour, and set off very punctually
, it was so much past noon before the two carriages, Mr Musgrove's coach containing the four ladies, and Charles's curricle, in which he drove Captain Wentworth, were descending the long hill into Lyme, and entering upon the still steeper street of the town itself, that it was very evident they would not have more than time for looking about them, before the light and warmth of the day were gone.
Edgar arrived punctually
to the time appointed by herself.
They are like the statesman of whom it was said that he was always punctually
half an hour late.
I noticed that, though he came so punctually
, he seldom received anything but a copy of the Bettsbridge Eagle, which he put without a glance into his sagging pocket.
The porter closes the door at seven o'clock punctually