At the end of the fourth week, two other tumblers, white youths, being secured, the complete, builded turn was performed for the benefit of a slender, French-looking gentleman, with waxed moustaches.
The next two tumblers crossed the sawdust and were helped by Collins up to the imaginary stage.
Unfortunately, one young Italian, Peter, an impish soul, seeing me sitting solitary, stirred by a whim of the moment, half-filled a tumbler
with wine and passed it to me.
The servant brought back his tumbler
turned upside down,* with an unfinished bit of nibbled sugar, and asked if anything more would be wanted.
As Nikita entered the house she was offering her guest a small tumbler
of thick glass which she had just filled with vodka.
"If the widow had any taste, she might surely pick up some better fellow than that." Here Tom's eye wandered from the glass on the chimney-piece to the glass on the table; and as he felt himself becoming gradually sentimental, he emptied the fourth tumbler
of punch and ordered a fifth.
Careless whether she surprised them or not, she instructed the waiter, when her directions had been complied with, to pour a large wine-glass-full of the liqueur into a tumbler
, and to fill it up from the teapot.
Moreover, I do not believe that any ornithologist would place the English carrier, the short-faced tumbler
, the runt, the barb, pouter, and fantail in the same genus; more especially as in each of these breeds several truly-inherited sub-breeds, or species as he might have called them, could be shown him.
He sat doggedly down in his chair, and began sullenly sipping his tumbler
It was in these apartments that Mr Swiveller made use of the expressions above recorded for the consolation and encouragement of his desponding friend; and it may not be uninteresting or improper to remark that even these brief observations partook in a double sense of the figurative and poetical character of Mr Swiveller's mind, as the rosy wine was in fact represented by one glass of cold gin-and-water, which was replenished as occasion required from a bottle and jug upon the table, and was passed from one to another, in a scarcity of tumblers
which, as Mr Swiveller's was a bachelor's establishment, may be acknowledged without a blush.
No, no, it's of no use my talking to you about tumblers
. I should speak of foreign dancers, and the West End of London, and May Fair, and lords and ladies and honourables.'
There is a great quantity of eating and drinking, making love and jilting, laughing and the contrary, smoking, cheating, fighting, dancing and fiddling; there are bullies pushing about, bucks ogling the women, knaves picking pockets, policemen on the look-out, quacks (OTHER quacks, plague take them!) bawling in front of their booths, and yokels looking up at the tinselled dancers and poor old rouged tumblers
, while the light-fingered folk are operating upon their pockets behind.