Jos patronised him with much dignity. It was not quite convenient, but nevertheless George gave him a considerable present instalment in bank-notes from his pocket-book, and a bill on his agents at a week's date, for the remaining sum. Perhaps it was interest that moved him: Several of them had friends or relations who would be in the House on the opening day, and they naturally wished to warn them to stay away. As often will be the case, that good but imperious woman pushed her advantages too far, and her successes quite unmercifully. Bute end, as she too much feared they would, in banishing everybody that Miss Crawley loved from her side, and leaving that poor lady a victim to those harpies at the Rectory, Rebecca besought her Miss Briggs to remember that her own home, humble as it was, was always open to receive Briggs. Emmy's mind somehow misgave her about her friend. James I who believed in absolute monarchy insisted that the Members of Parliament were there simply to do as he told them.
Yes, so she is, and she does speak ill of every one--but I am certain that woman has made Rawdon drink. At all events, to have Mrs. A friend to the Osbornes! Little Amelia, it must be owned, had rather a mean opinion of her husband's friend, Captain Dobbin. Bute was gone," the old lady prattled on; "it was too indecent. Everything that had passed since the morning of Becky's sudden departure from Miss Crawley's house in Park Lane up to the present day, and Mrs. At a very early hour in the morning, twice or thrice a week, Miss Briggs used to betake herself to a bathing-machine, and disport in the water in a flannel gown and an oilskin cap. And this authentic missive was despatched under cover to Miss Briggs. Bute's designs exposed, and herself well abused, was a satisfaction, and might be advantageous to Rawdon's interest; and Rebecca, after an hour's chat with her recovered friend, left her with the most tender demonstrations of regard, and quite assured that the conversation they had had together would be reported to Miss Crawley before many hours were over. As my own benefactress, as my beloved Rawdon's adored relative, I love and admire Miss Crawley, dear Miss Briggs, beyond any woman in the world, and next to her I love all those who are faithful to her. Poor Briggs went and placed herself obediently at the writing-book. She mused upon the meeting a considerable time. Among the killed and wounded returns, and at the top of the list, very likely. He was so honest, that her arts and cajoleries did not affect him, and he shrank from her with instinctive repulsion. Who was he, this man who is still burnt every year, hundreds of years after he lived? Major O'Dowd packing her own and her Major's wardrobe, and how his best epaulets had been stowed into a tea canister, whilst her own famous yellow turban, with the bird of paradise wrapped in brown paper, was locked up in the Major's tin cocked-hat case, and wondered what effect it would have at the French king's court at Ghent, or the great military balls at Brussels. Read the mixed up parts of the text and put them in a logical order to get a complete story. George laughed at her naivete; and finally they went down to dinner, Amelia clinging to George's arm, still warbling the tune of "Wapping Old Stairs," and more pleased and light of mind than she had been for some days past. He lisped--he was very plain and homely-looking: The benevolent Briggs penned this sentence with the utmost satisfaction. Rawdon determined to attack Briggs as she came away from her bath, refreshed and invigorated by her dip, and likely to be in good humour. Should the machinations of the horrible Mrs. Rawdon Crawley paid scarcely any attention to Dobbin, looking upon him as a good-natured nincompoop and under-bred City man. Dear friend," she exclaimed, in a transport of enthusiasm, "some hearts can never forget benefits; all women are not Bute Crawleys! She apportioned the sweetbreads, jellies, chickens; their quantity and order. They were all off to Chatham, thence to Harwich, to take shipping for Belgium with the regiment--kind old Mrs.
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