"By the deported
snakes!" he exclaimed, "Jawn McCaskey and his lady have been fightin' for an hour and a quarter by the watch.
He had married a meek little dancing-mistress, with a tolerable connexion (having never in his life before done anything but deport
himself), and had worked her to death, or had, at the best, suffered her to work herself to death, to maintain him in those expenses which were indispensable to his position.
``Well, you have said enough,'' answered the Templar; ``I will for a night put on the needful restraint, and deport
me as meekly as a maiden; but as for the fear of his expelling us by violence, myself and squires, with Hamet and Abdalla, will warrant you against that disgrace.
Giles's habit to admit to too great familiarity the humbler servants: towards whom it was rather his wont to deport
himself with a lofty affability, which, while it gratified, could not fail to remind them of his superior position in society.
I believe it is the duty of the Negro--as the greater part of the race is already doing--to deport
himself modestly in regard to political claims, depending upon the slow but sure influences that proceed from the possession of property, intelligence, and high character for the full recognition of his political rights.