First, he spoke freely of his intention to start shortly for Liverpool and take ship for America; a resolution which cost his good mother some pain, for, after Jacob the idiot, there was not one of her sons to whom her heart clung more than to her youngest-born, David.
But an idiot with equivocal intentions and a pitchfork is as well worth flattering and cajoling as if he were Louis Napoleon.
, eh?' said the gentleman, looking at Barnaby as he spoke.
"But perhaps you may not have observed it, oh, you damned idiot
, you!" he shouted, quite beside himself with fury.
Wilfred Bohun stood rooted to the spot long enough to see the idiot
go out into the sunshine, and even to see his dissolute brother hail him with a sort of avuncular jocularity.
That boy would have blown his brains out, I believe, if some meddling idiot
hadn't found him all that money at the last moment.
Neglected, slighted for a country girl, for an idiot
."--"What neglect, madam, or what slight," cries Jones, "have I been guilty of?"--"Mr Jones," said she, "it is in vain to dissemble; if you will make me easy, you must entirely give her up; and as a proof of your intention, show me the letter."--"What letter, madam?" said Jones.
"Bill Starkey," continued John, "did not mean to frighten his brother into fits when he dressed up like a ghost and ran after him in the moonlight; but he did; and that bright, handsome little fellow, that might have been the pride of any mother's heart is just no better than an idiot
, and never will be, if he lives to be eighty years old.
"The law expressly forbids the attendance at such meetings of women, children, and idiots
A FOOLISH Fellow who had been told that he was a great man believed it, and got himself appointed a Commissioner to the Interasylum Exposition of Preserved Idiots
. At the first meeting of the Board he was mistaken for one of the exhibits, and the janitor was ordered to remove him to his appropriate glass case.
" is such an obviously derivative piece of work that it is impossible for me to say anything about it here.
It was a quarter well stocked with deformed, leering, unkempt and uncombed idiots
, who held out hands or caps and begged piteously.