"Who was fool enough to occasion this delay?" muttered the king, between his teeth, as the chief magistrate was in the middle of a long address.
"It was simply," replied Colbert, quickly, "the fear of causing your majesty the least delay; for, according to established etiquette, you cannot enter any place, with the exception of your own royal residences, until the soldiers' quarters have been marked out by the quartermaster, and the garrison properly distributed."
I instantly enlarged on the danger of delay
, putting all the considerations before her in every imaginable form.
The ebb-tide, which had so cruelly delayed
us, was now making reparation and delaying our assailants.
After, or rather before myself, you have a master to consult, that master being the king; it is loyal in you to submit yourself voluntarily to this double proof; I will grant your request without delay
His opinion, however, made some little amends for his delay, for though acknowledging a very unexpected and unpleasant alteration in his patient, he would not allow the danger to be material, and talked of the relief which a fresh mode of treatment must procure, with a confidence which, in a lesser degree, was communicated to Elinor.
Elinor, confirmed in every pleasant hope, was all cheerfulness; rejoicing that in her letters to her mother, she had pursued her own judgment rather than her friend's, in making very light of the indisposition which delayed them at Cleveland; and almost fixing on the time when Marianne would be able to travel.
No tidings had yet been received from Astoria; the despatches having been delayed
by the misadventure of Mr.
"The first command I give you, my lord Earl," continued the King when quiet was restored, "is to marry Mistress Marian without delay."
"Open to the King of England!" came back the clear answer, and the gates were opened and the bridge let down without delay.
Ellmother smartly reproved him for the delay
, he coolly attributed it to the hospitality of friends whom he had met on the road.
The vices of authority are chiefly four: delays
, corruption, roughness, and facility.