I have proved myself, and I know better
. I distress you; I draw fast to an end.
Very true, he said: and I think that we had better
correct an error into which we seem to have fallen in the use of the words `friend' and `enemy.'
I guess no, I think you are right about being thorough, for I used to understand a great deal better
when papa taught me a few lessons than when Miss Power hurried me through so many.
Four days ago I begged my mother to come down here and find lodgings, because I certainly do feel better
here, though I am not fat, nor have I ceased to cough.
'But if you HADN'T done them,' the Queen said, 'that would have been better
, and better
, and better
!' Her voice went higher with each 'better
,' till it got quite to a squeak at last.
You've had four or five years of experience more than I've had, and I think your life has been a better
school to you than college has been to me."
"Let her go, and the sooner the better
; she won't be trying to domineer over me again in a hurry."
; if there is any change, it is a change for the worse."
It may hereafter be in my power, or in yours(I hope it will), to procure him better
preferment; but it must not be forgotten that no benefit of that sort would have been beyond his natural claims on us, and that nothing can, in fact, be an equivalent for the certain advantage which he is now obliged to forego through the urgency of your debts."
"You see," she said, "you do not give him a fair chance; he cannot use all his power with his head held back as it is with that check-rein; if you would take it off I am sure he would do better
-- do try it," she said persuasively, "I should be very glad if you would."
"Well," he says, "there's excuse for picks and letting-on in a case like this; if it warn't so, I wouldn't approve of it, nor I wouldn't stand by and see the rules broke -- because right is right, and wrong is wrong, and a body ain't got no business doing wrong when he ain't ignorant and knows better
. It might answer for YOU to dig Jim out with a pick, WITHOUT any letting on, because you don't know no better
; but it wouldn't for me, because I do know better
The long and the short of it is, gentlemen, that it is better
to do nothing!