Pretty soon they had a grand opening night; and there was a brass band, which marched through the streets, and fireworks and bombs and red lights in front of the hall; and there was an enormous crowd, with two overflow meetings--so that the pale and trembling candidate
had to recite three times over the little speech which one of Scully's henchmen had written, and which he had been a month learning by heart.
Later in the day the fourth candidate
appeared for the maid's situation -- a young woman of small expectations and subdued manners, who looked (as the landlady remarked) like a person overtaken by misfortune.
But a kind of continuation of the Tales of my Landlord had been recently attempted by a stranger, and it was supposed this Dedicatory Epistle might pass for some imitation of the same kind, and thus putting enquirers upon a false scent, induce them to believe they had before them the work of some new candidate
for their favour.
The Liberal candidate
,' he concluded, 'is thus a public turncoat.
Aramis, confiding in the address of Bazin, made a pompous eulogium on his candidate
Hereupon the people of each parish gathered closer round their minister, who looked calmly upwards and assumed a more apostolic dignity, as well befitted a candidate
for the highest honor of his profession, the crown of martyrdom.
He might probably have been a successful candidate
," answered Grandfather; "for his adventures and military enterprises had gained him a sort of renown, which always goes a great way with the people.
What parent is there whose judgment would remain unbiassed by these solid reasons in favour of a candidate
for the hand of his child?
Vandenhuten aided me faithfully; he set me on the track of several places, and himself made efforts to secure them for me; but for a long time solicitation and recommendation were vain--the door either shut in my face when I was about to walk in, or another candidate
, entering before me, rendered my further advance useless.
cried the young hunter; “I am a candidate
for a chance.
had to enter, as it were, "before the mast," to undergo a long probation, and to rise slowly by his merits and services.
He said a few words to each candidate
as he came up, and then he always managed to find some fault in them which would disqualify them.