If the chevalier did allow himself this bit of shrewd practice,--which, by the bye, would have won him the regard of the Chevalier de Gramont, a smile from the Baron de Foeneste, a shake of the hand from the Marquis de Moncade,--was he any the less that amiable guest, that witty talker, that imperturbable card-player, that famous teller of anecdotes
, in whom all Alencon took delight?
I could not have hoped to entertain you with Irish anecdotes
during a ten miles' drive.
A few brief anecdotes
of his early life, and of the circumstances which first determined him to the branch of commerce of which we are treating, cannot be but interesting.
He told her a great many things he had done, and regaled her with anecdotes
of Western life; she was from Philadelphia, and with her eight years in Paris, talked of herself as a languid Oriental.
He generalized, he particularized about the blacks; he told anecdotes
Having heard us to an end, the Count proceeded to relate a few anecdotes
, which rendered it evident that prototypes of Gall and Spurzheim had flourished and faded in Egypt so long ago as to have been nearly forgotten, and that the manoeuvres of Mesmer were really very contemptible tricks when put in collation with the positive miracles of the Theban savans, who created lice and a great many other similar things.
While Captains Wentworth and Harville led the talk on one side of the room, and by recurring to former days, supplied anecdotes
in abundance to occupy and entertain the others, it fell to Anne's lot to be placed rather apart with Captain Benwick; and a very good impulse of her nature obliged her to begin an acquaintance with him.
When he got on the track of the truth about the Holy Well he had to follow it up; he was not to be bamboozled with newspaper anecdotes
The family sit in a row all day long, watching him, commenting upon his actions, telling each other anecdotes
about him, recalling his virtues, and remembering with tears how one day they lost him for two whole hours, on which occasion he was brought home in a most brutal manner by the butcher-boy, who had been met carrying him by the scruff of his neck with one hand, while soundly cuffing his head with the other.
In exchange for one penny its five hundred thousand readers received every week a serial story about life in highest circles, a short story packed with heart-interest, articles on the removal of stains and the best method of coping with the cold mutton, anecdotes
of Royalty, photographs of peeresses, hints on dress, chats about baby, brief but pointed dialogues between Blogson and Snogson, poems, Great Thoughts from the Dead and Brainy, half-hours in the editor's cosy sanctum, a slab of brown paper, and--the journal's leading feature--Advice on Matters of the Heart.
In the midst of the jollity produced by good cigars, good wine, and passable anecdotes
, the landlord presented his bill.
This inequality of the reputation to the works or the anecdotes
is not accounted for by saying that the reverberation is longer than the thunder-clap, but somewhat resided in these men which begot an expectation that outran all their performance.