That popular fable of the sot
who was picked up dead drunk in the street, carried to the duke's house, washed and dressed and laid in the duke's bed, and, on his waking, treated with all obsequious ceremony like the duke, and assured that he had been insane, owes its popularity to the fact that it symbolizes so well the state of man, who is in the world a sort of sot
, but now and then wakes up, exercises his reason and finds himself a true prince.
If there is one character,' said Mrs Varden with great emphasis, 'that offends and disgusts me more than another, it is a sot
I ne'er sot
up so i' MY life, not to say as it warna a marr'in', or a christenin', or a wake, or th' harvest supper.
Dan," he said to his son, "I was sot
ag'in' this young feller when I first saw him, on account o' hasty jedgments.
The royal sot
had nearly lost all consciousness, and all the ammonia in the world would not have set him on his feet again.
That you're a fool, que vous etes un sot
, but everybody knew that.
SHE never showed such disrespect to HER husband: and as for affection, wives never think of that now-a-days, she supposes: but things were different in HER time--as if there was any good to be done by staying in the room, when he does nothing but grumble and scold when he's in a bad humour, talk disgusting nonsense when he's in a good one, and go to sleep on the sofa when he's too stupid for either; which is most frequently the case now, when he has nothing to do but to sot
over his wine.
So I jest sot down and took a standing-up snack and started.
But when my darter -- she's a schoolma'am like you -- went out West to teach I felt real lonesome and wasn't nowise sot against the idea.
Their father, old Abram Booth, was a disgusting old sot
The lieutenant, who was neither a sot
nor a sportsman, was frequently of our parties; indeed he was very little with my husband, and no more than good breeding constrained him to be, as he lived almost constantly at our house.
up till the clock was gone twelve last night, a-lookin' at 'em,--I did,--till they stared at me out o' the picturs as if they'd know when I spoke to 'em.