I have studied some of these signatures so much that I know them as well as the bank cashier knows the autograph of his oldest customer.
This is Count Luigi's right hand; this one, three signatures below, is his left.
I see it plain enough on the order; but for the same reason that the king's signature
may have been forged, so also, and with even greater probability, may M.
I have explained to him that the law of England allows Madame Fosco to witness a signature as well as her husband.
The Count's scruples might have been honourable and reasonable enough, but there was something in his manner of expressing them which increased my unwillingness to be concerned in the business of the signature.
When Fred stated the circumstances of his debt, his wish to meet it without troubling his father, and the certainty that the money would be forthcoming so as to cause no one any inconvenience, Caleb pushed his spectacles upward, listened, looked into his favorite's clear young eyes, and believed him, not distinguishing confidence about the future from veracity about the past; but he felt that it was an occasion for a friendly hint as to conduct, and that before giving his signature he must give a rather strong admonition.
Whereupon Caleb drew down his spectacles, and proceeded to write his signature with the care which he always gave to that performance; for whatever he did in the way of business he did well.
He took the letter over to his green-shaded writing lamp, and examined the signature
He took one, and beneath Jane Porter's signature he wrote:
She was mystified; but when she saw the printed words beneath her signature, she felt a cold, clammy chill run up her spine.
Yet, instead of affixing his signature to an official order, there sat the Lieutenant-Governor, so carefully scrutinizing the black waste of canvas that his demeanor attracted the notice of two young persons who attended him.
On a table, in the centre of the chamber, stood a branched silver candlestick, throwing down the glow of half a dozen wax-lights upon a paper apparently ready for the Lieutenant-Governor's signature.
That is all very well," said Sancho, "but the order must needs be signed, and if it is copied they will say the signature
is false, and I shall be left without ass-colts.
she said, pointing to my first unfortunate signature
with the feather end of her pen.
300,000 or 400,000 francs to pay this month in France; and, knowing your strict punctuality, have collected all the bills bearing your signature
, and charged me as they became due to present them, and to employ the money otherwise.