"Nothing," repeated Lady Lundie, with her most formidable emphasis of look and tone.
"Don't trouble myself to repeat it?" echoed Lady Lundie--with her dignity up in arms at the bare prospect of finding her remarks abridged.
'Say no more, say no more!' Mr Lammle repeated in a magnificent tone.
'No one,' repeated the old man with a grave slow wave of his head.
`Stand up and repeat "'TIS THE VOICE OF THE SLUGGARD,"' said the Gryphon.
`How the creatures order one about, and make one repeat lessons!' thought Alice; `I might as well be at school at once.' However, she got up, and began to repeat it, but her head was so full of the Lobster Quadrille, that she hardly knew what she was saying, and the words came very queer indeed:--
This sounded very hopeful, so Alice repeated the first verse: 'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves Did gyre and gimble in the wabe; All mimsy were the borogoves, And the mome raths outgrabe.
'But I had some poetry repeated to me, much easier than that, by--Tweedledee, I think it was.'
I realised that I had to repeat
this idiotic formula; and then began the insanest ceremony.
I therefore ignored the repeated
commands to "sak," and each time they were made I motioned to my mouth and rubbed my stomach.
Then these learned men repeated
to Caedmon some part of the Bible, explained the meaning of it, and asked him to tell it again in poetry.
"`Delirium,'" he repeated; "`delirium,' do you say?
"Her name!" repeated the monk, bending over him as if to tear from him the name if he would not utter it; "her name!
"If your High Excellency will listen for a moment to the shouts of the exasperated populace--" ("of the exasperated populace!" the Sub-Warden repeated
in a louder tone, as the Lord Chancellor, being in a state of abject terror, had dropped almost into a whisper) "--you will understand what it is they want.
"You remember the children, Stiva, to play with them; but I remember them, and know that this means their ruin," she said--obviously one of the phrases she had more than once repeated
to herself in the course of the last few days.