Turveydrop adored the Prince Regent on account of his deportment. I hope you won't think the worse of me for having made these little appointments at Miss Flite's, where I first went with you, because I like the poor thing for her own sake and I believe she likes me.
He had a cane, he had an eye-glass, he had a snuff-box, he had rings, he had wristbands, he had everything but any touch of nature; he was not like youth, he was not like age, he was not like anything in the world but a model of deportment.
His distinguished father did nothing whatever but stand before the fire, a model of deportment.
"Yet the father must be garnished and tricked out," said the old lady, "because of his deportment. I'd deport him!
The old lady, becoming more and more incensed against the master of deportment as she dwelt upon the subject, gave me some particulars of his career, with strong assurances that they were mildly stated.
At once to exhibit his deportment to the best models and to keep the best models constantly before himself, he had found it necessary to frequent all public places of fashionable and lounging resort, to be seen at Brighton and elsewhere at fashionable times, and to lead an idle life in the very best clothes.
"But we are not, if I may say so to one formed to be graceful both by Nature and Art--" with the high-shouldered bow, which it seemed impossible for him to make without lifting up his eyebrows and shutting his eyes "--we are not what we used to be in point of deportment."
"A levelling age is not favourable to deportment. It develops vulgarity.
"Where what is left among us of deportment," he added, "still lingers.
Heaven forbid that I should disparage my dear child, but he has--no deportment."
"My dear cousin," said Judge Pyncheon, with a quietude which he had the power of making more formidable than any violence, "since your brother's return, I have taken the precaution (a highly proper one in the near kinsman and natural guardian of an individual so situated) to have his deportment
and habits constantly and carefully overlooked.
"Ah," replied Roger Chillingworth, with that quietness, which, whether imposed or natural, marked all his deportment
, "it is thus that a young clergyman is apt to speak.