But it is scarcely likely that they should be aware, as I chance to be, that the clownish insolent who has dared to wag his tongue against me, is the son of a Star-Chamber delinquent." The Letters-Patent. A slight reaction in Sir Giles's favour was produced by his speech, but Jocelyn quite regained his position with the company when he exclaimed "My father was misjudged.
When the fever was so bad in St. Giles's, I heard that in many instances, where whole families were carried away, the nurses shut up with them were untouched with the infection, and I believe that this was because they had become hardened to the work, and ate and drank heartily, and troubled not themselves at all at the grief of those around them.
Giles's, and there went into a nasty room, a chamber of his, where he hath a wife and child, and there staid, it growing dark too, and I angry thereat, till he shifted his horses, and then home apace, and there I to business late, and so home, to supper, and walk in the garden with my wife and girle, with whom we are mightily pleased, and after talking and supping, to bed.
"Troth have I!" replied Terence: "but, bless your angilic face, how did you contrive to guess that?" "Is he well? is he safe? is he coming back," cried the little girl, disregarding the question. "He's in St. Giles's round-house," answered Terence; "but tell Mr.
The weather is dull and wet, and the long lines of street lamps are blurred, as if we saw them through tears. A damp wind blows and rakes the pieman's fire out, when he opens the door of his little furnace, carrying away an eddy of sparks. Saint Giles's clock strikes nine. We are punctual. Where is Inspector Field?
From this street diverged to right and left alleys squalid and noisome beyond the belief of those who have formed their notions of misery from the most miserable parts of Saint Giles's and Whitechapel. One of these alleys, called, and, by comparison, justly called, Broad Lane, is about ten feet wide.
We have no time to make allowances; and the graduation of punishment by the scale of guilt is a mere impossibility. A thief is a thief in the law's eye though he has been trained from his cradle in the kennels of St. Giles's; and definite penalties must be attached to definite acts, the conditions of political life not admitting of any other method of dealing with them.
She was to be rowed with muffled oars to the spot, to lie hid in the shadow of the bridge till a signal like the cry of the pee-wit was exchanged from the bridge, then approach the stairs at the inner angle of the bridge where Giles and Ambrose would meet her. Giles's experience as a man-at-arms stood him in good stead. He purchased a rope as he went home, also some iron ramps.
'Yet you consented to visit them. 'I was in reality Sir Giles's guest. Not one of the others would have asked me. 'Not Geoffrey? 'I owe him nothing but undying revenge for Charley. Her eyes flashed through the darkness; and she looked as if she could have killed him. 'But you were plotting against Sir Giles all the time you were his guest? 'Not unjustly, though.
There were rooms on the second floor where girls of the second and third division herded in inelegant obscurity, the Bloomsbury and Camden Town of the mansion. On this story, too, slept the rabble of girls under twelve creatures utterly despicable in the minds of girls in their teens, and the rooms they inhabited ranked as low as St. Giles's.