"It would not suit
me either to lodge at Crimsworth Hall."
"I don't ask that, Rose, but I wish you'd weigh and compare the two suits
, and then choose which seems best.
He had a different suit
for each hour of the day; and as of any other king or emperor, one is accustomed to say, "he is sitting in council," it was always said of him, "The Emperor is sitting in his wardrobe."
Well, then, I resolved, as at any time I might be invited to court to spend a week, I resolved to have always seven suits
ready for the occasion."
Here he held Martin off at arm's length and ran his beaming eyes over Martin's second-best suit
, which was also his worst suit
, and which was ragged and past repair, though the trousers showed the careful crease he had put in with Maria's flat-irons.
'The bottle-green,' said old Arthur; 'the bottle-green was a famous suit
to wear, and I bought it very cheap at a pawnbroker's, and there was--he, he, he!--a tarnished shilling in the waistcoat pocket.
And--oh, yes--a water-front comrade of earlier years drifted along one day with a dress suit
wrapped in newspapers.
There is another well-known suit
in Chancery, not yet decided, which was commenced before the close of the last century and in which more than double the amount of seventy thousand pounds has been swallowed up in costs.
In a few days after this conversation it was fully settled that James should go to Clifford Hall, in a month or six weeks, as it suited
his master, and in the meantime he was to get all the practice in driving that could be given to him.
These prompt and vigorous measures, aided by a naturally strong constitution, were the means of preserving my life; but as for the suit
! Well, there, it isn't a suit
; it's a splash-board.
Every few weeks she would shut herself up in her room, put on her scribbling suit
, and `fall into a vortex', as she expressed it, writing away at her novel with all her heart and soul, for till that was finished she could find no peace.
A pessimist is one who never expects to find anything to suit