But for drink he would not have been plain Johann Kopf, brawler, outcast, spy, disowned by his family and all save those who could use him. He remained standing in the doorway, brooding. At last he drew his collar about his throat and struck off, a black shadow in a bank of gray. When he reached that part of the street opposite the Grand Hotel, he stopped and sought shelter under an awning.
It is true, these apprentices were not voters, but then some of them speedily would be, and all of them, moreover, had tongues, an instrument Mr. Bragg held in quite as much awe as some men dread salt-petre. In passing the ball-players, he called out in a wheedling tone to their ringleader, a notorious street brawler
Besides, he has wounded Schomberg in the thigh, D'Epernon in the arm, and half killed Quelus." "Ah! really I did not know; I compliment him on it." "I will make example of this brawler." "And I, whom your friends attack, in his person and in my own, will know if I am your brother, and if " At this moment Bussy, dressed in pale-green satin, entered the room.
"Va, citoyen," said one fugitive, an officer-popularly elected, because he was the loudest brawler in the club of the Salle Favre, we have seen him before Charles, the brother of Armand Monnier; "men can't fight when they despise their generals. It is our generals who are poltroons and fools both." "Carry my answer to the ghosts of cowards," cried De Mauldon, and shot the man dead.
"My dear Julia," he declared, "I am suffering just as much as you. I have the feeling that I have descended to the level of a common brawler. Yet what was I to do? he needed the lesson very badly indeed." "I only hope that it will last him all his life. I only hope that he will not come near either of us again."
So Marian told her all that she had heard, together with a little prophesying here and there, which boded no good to my Lord Denbeigh. She told how he had e'en been a brave lad, but how in Spain he had wed with a wife who played him false; how then he had vowed vengeance on all womankind, becoming a brawler and a haunter o' taverns; how death was in his sword and lightnings in his eye.
They seemed capable, not only of going home quite unattended, but of delivering a pointed lecture to any highwayman or brawler who might molest them. The following Thursday Eva would say, "How did you like her, Jo?" "Like who?" Jo would spar feebly. "Miss Matthews." "Who's she?" "Now, don't be funny, Jo. You know very well I mean the girl who was here for dinner.
"We shall get off in about ten minutes," replied Captain Brawler. "John," continued he, turning to a waiter near him, with a wink, "tell the pilot to be all ready, and ring the bell." "Why, gracious!" said Uncle Nathan, hastily, as the waiter dodged into the pantry, "I shan't have time to get my trunk down." "How far up do you go?" inquired Captain Drawler.
We see him, the cynic and sensual brawler of 1640, turned within a few years into a model of regularity, the anarchist changed into a serious citizen with a logical scheme of conduct, the atheistical swashbuckler become the companion of saints and pitching his tent under the shadow of Port Royal.
Charnock, please to leave me. I oughtn't to have borrowed that money; but having paid it back, I can't submit to any more of your abuse. My patience has its limits." "I am no brawler," replied the other, "and I can do no good by talking to you. But if ever I come across any of your acquaintances, they shall know, very plainly, what opinion I have of you. Prosecute me for slander, Mr.