Damme if I think he meant to turn king's evidence; but he's that sort of bragging
fellow, the bragging
runs over hedge and ditch with him, till he'd brag of a spavin as if it 'ud fetch money.
When the place couldn't hold no more, the duke he quit tending door and went around the back way and come on to the stage and stood up before the curtain and made a little speech, and praised up this tragedy, and said it was the most thrillingest one that ever was; and so he went on a- bragging
about the tragedy, and about Edmund Kean the Elder, which was to play the main principal part in it; and at last when he'd got everybody's expecta- tions up high enough, he rolled up the curtain, and the next minute the king come a-prancing out on all fours, naked; and he was painted all over, ring- streaked-and-striped, all sorts of colors, as splendid as a rainbow.
They were, in fact, a necessitous family; numerous, too, almost beyond example; by no means respected in their own neighbourhood, as he had lately had particular opportunities of discovering; aiming at a style of life which their fortune could not warrant; seeking to better themselves by wealthy connections; a forward, bragging
, scheming race.
The Englishman's proverbial lack of bragging
is a subtler form of brag after all.
We are tired of hearing you bragging
about yourself, you little turkey cock
Fanny Magenis stops with her mother, who sells small coal and potatoes, most likely, in Islington-town, hard by London, though she's always bragging
of her father's ships, and pointing them out to us as they go up the river: and Mrs.