Georgy loved the redcoats, and his grandpapa told him how his father had been a famous soldier, and introduced him to many sergeants and others with Waterloo medals on their breasts, to whom the old grandfather pompously
presented the child as the son of Captain Osborne of the --th, who died gloriously on the glorious eighteenth.
"Arthur Charpentier, sub-lieutenant in Her Majesty's navy," cried Gregson, pompously
, rubbing his fat hands and inflating his chest.
On my politely bidding him Good morning, he said, pompously
, "Seven times nine, boy?" And how should I be able to answer, dodged in that way, in a strange place, on an empty stomach!
Copies were put up at the corners of the streets; and even they who had begun to open negotiations interrupted them, being resolved to await the succor so pompously
"We're goin' t' move t' morrah--sure," he said pompously
to a group in the company street.
He had come - putting the thing pompously
- to look at his "property," which he had thus for a third of a century not been within four thousand miles of; or, expressing it less sordidly, he had yielded to the humour of seeing again his house on the jolly corner, as he usually, and quite fondly, described it - the one in which he had first seen the light, in which various members of his family had lived and had died, in which the holidays of his overschooled boyhood had been passed and the few social flowers of his chilled adolescence gathered, and which, alienated then for so long a period, had, through the successive deaths of his two brothers and the termination of old arrangements, come wholly into his hands.
"Your unfinished work is a small thing," said Challenger pompously
, "when weighed against the fact that my own MAGNUM OPUS, `The Ladder of Life,' is still in the first stages.
Ballingford announced pompously
. "And Aristotle was a metaphysician."
It is certain that the more reduced and necessitous they were, the more pompously
the skeleton emerged from its tomb; and that when there was anything particularly shabby in the wind, the skeleton always came out with the ghastliest flourish.
He was an "impostor," a "ventriloquist," a "crank who says he can talk through a wire." The London Times alluded pompously
to the telephone as the latest American humbug, and gave many profound reasons why speech could not be sent over a wire, because of the intermittent nature of the electric current.
'The meaning of my Star is War,' he replied pompously
The Alliance for Albanians kept reiterating its doubts regarding the so-called "purge" that was so pompously
announced, the party said in a statement.