And he began passing in review the methods of proceeding of men who had been in the same position that he was in.
This horror had in his youth set him pondering on dueling, and picturing himself in a position in which he would have to expose his life to danger.
I am in a position
to tell you, madam, what your mother-in-law's name really is.
There are roads which must not be followed, armies which must be not attacked, towns which must be besieged, positions which must not be contested, commands of the sovereign which must not be obeyed.
Do not linger in dangerously isolated positions. In hemmed-in situations, you must resort to stratagem.
The accidents of conversation; the simple habits which regulated even such a little thing as the position of our places at table; the play of Miss Halcombe's ever-ready raillery, always directed against my anxiety as teacher, while it sparkled over her enthusiasm as pupil; the harmless expression of poor Mrs.
From this position of helplessness and humiliation I was rescued by Miss Halcombe.
Not long ago, when passing through the streets of a certain city in the South, I heard some brick-masons calling out, from the top of a two-story brick building on which they were working, for the "Governor" to "hurry up and bring up some more bricks." Several times I heard the command, "Hurry up, Governor!" "Hurry up, Governor!" My curiosity was aroused to such an extent that I made inquiry as to who the "Governor" was, and soon found that he was a coloured man who at one time had held the position of Lieutenant-Governor of his state.
In many cases it seemed to me that the ignorance of my race was being used as a tool with which to help white men into office, and that there was an element in the North which wanted to punish the Southern white men by forcing the Negro into positions over the heads of the Southern whites.
If, at your express request, I take off my honest English coat here and put on a Jesuit's gown -- if, purely out of sympathy for your awkward position, I consent to keep your secret for you from Mrs.
Mean, selfish, and cowardly as he was, even Noel Vanstone might feel some compunction at practicing such a deception as was here suggested on a woman who stood toward him in the position of Mrs.
Coulson, but if I were in your position
, and knew that a friendly country was feeling a little bit sore at having two of her citizens disposed of so unceremoniously, I'd do my best to prove, by the only possible means, that I was taking the matter seriously."