friend was standing by, With sudden pity half unmanned: The tear-drop trembled in his eye, The signed agreement in his hand: But when at length the legal
soul Resumed its customary force,
The apartment was very far removed from the old man's chamber, but Mr Quilp deemed it prudent, as a precaution against infection from fever, and a means of wholesome fumigation, not only to smoke, himself, without cessation, but to insist upon it that his legal
friend did the like.
gentleman in Britannia's confidence going straight from that lady to Veneering, thus commissioned, Veneering declares himself highly flattered, but requires breathing time to ascertain
Redwood." The gentlemen he spoke of were the other senior partners of the firm; for, as was always the case with legal
associations of old standing in New York, all the partners named on the office letter-head were long since dead; and Mr.
It expresses, as it were, the steward of the legal
mysteries, the butler of the legal
cellar, of the Dedlocks.
If the existence of the Trust was proved, and if the nature of the stipulations contained in it was made known to me, I could then say positively what the legal
chances were of your being able to set up a Case on the strength of it: and I could also tell you whether I should or should not feel justified in personally undertaking that Case under a private arrangement with yourself.
By dint of an ingenious counsel, and a legal
flaw, he escaped; but only to undergo a worse punishment; for, some years afterwards, his house was broken open in the night by robbers, tempted by the rumours of his great wealth, and he was found murdered in his bed.
So I, too, scratch the land with my brief endeavour and flash my name across a page of legal
script ere I pass and the page grows musty.
"I have the misfortune," Alexey Alexandrovitch began, "to have been deceived in my married life, and I desire to break off all relations with my wife by legal
means--that is, to be divorced, but to do this so that my son may not remain with his mother."
You and I were in here, discussing certain legal
minutiae in the interests of the firm, when it suddenly fell.
Months afterward Jim Burden arrived at my apartment one stormy winter afternoon, with a bulging legal
portfolio sheltered under his fur overcoat.
Petersburg again, since everything there was horrible, and he had to entertain a worthless nephew whom he had sworn to disinherit in favour of a legal
heir; and, finally, that it was to obtain such a legal
heir that he was seeking my hand in marriage.