Going to the door of his dirty
office, Doctor Parci- val looked timidly down the stairway leading to the street.
There was a knot of three men and two women standing at a corner, and one of the women was crying on her dirty
shawl, and the other comforted her by saying, as she pulled her own shawl over her shoulders, "Jaggers is for him, 'Melia, and what more could you have?
They hoped that they might be able to work between the large stones under the house; the kitchen floor was so dirty
that it was impossible to say whether it was made of earth or flags.
Other people can go out on dirty
days and walk about for hours without getting a speck upon themselves; while if I go across the road I come back a perfect disgrace to be seen (as in my boyish days my poor dear mother tried often to tell me).
But I suppose they thought it would be too dirty
for a walk.
And I must leave all this"--he waved his arm round the dirty
garret, with its unmade bed, the clothes lying on the floor, a row of empty beer bottles against the wall, piles of unbound, ragged books in every corner--"for some provincial university where I shall try and get a chair of philology.
," replied Prince Andrew, making a grimace.
Entering the room, they discovered through a thick cloud of tobacco smoke, a small, fat, bald-headed, dirty
, old man, in an arm-chair, robed in a tattered flannel dressing-gown, with a short pipe in his mouth, a pug-dog on his lap, and a French novel in his hands.
The politicians are wearing me out by pointing to their dirty
records with ME, when they could as well use a stick.
He had a dirty
little room close by the pigsty; and there he sat the whole day, and worked.
A draggled muslin cap on his head and a dirty
gunny-sack about his slim hips proclaimed him cook of the decidedly dirty
ship's galley in which I found myself.
Here I was, doing dirty
work for three men that I looked down upon, and one of whom, at least, should have hung upon a gallows; that was for the present; and as for the future, I could only see myself slaving alongside of negroes in the tobacco fields.