The magistrate remarked that, if the annoyance were repeated, the applicant
could summon the Indians to that court, where they might easily be dealt with under the Act.
Again Mr Boffin's eyes opened wide, and he stared at the applicant
from head to foot, repeating 'Queer
If nothing can be done in the next fortnight or three weeks, the housekeeper will advertise in the Times, and will come to London herself to see the applicants
, and to make strict personal inquiry into their characters.
Silas now found himself and his cottage suddenly beset by mothers who wanted him to charm away the whooping-cough, or bring back the milk, and by men who wanted stuff against the rheumatics or the knots in the hands; and, to secure themselves against a refusal, the applicants
brought silver in their palms.
Others were applicants
at the humble wooden tenements, where dwelt the petty shopkeepers and mechanics.
it is nothing more than a magical number, that frightens away all applicants
for such a favour, unless indeed it may be such as would not be very likely to be successful were they to apply; and which even would render it physically impossible to have a tender interview within the four walls of the mansion"--
For weeks he would lounge around the taverns of the county, in a state of perfect idleness, or doing small jobs for his liquor and his meals, and cavilling with applicants
about the prices of his labor; frequently preferring idleness to an abatement of a little of his independence, or a cent in his wages.
It was a great trial to refuse admission to these applicants
, and in 1884 we established a night-school to accommodate a few of them.
Is the luxury of feeling in proportion to the number of votes; or is it, to a rightly constituted mind, in proportion to the number of applicants
, and the wholesome state of mind to which their canvassing reduces them?
The lighthouse star still kept a nightly vigil; a substitute keeper had been sent to the Point, until such time as an all-wise government could decide which of many applicants
was best fitted for the place--or had the strongest pull.
He received the applicants
in an alert, jovial fashion which was quite surprising.
He knew by his own office--seldom a vacant post, and hundreds of applicants
for it; at present no vacant post.