There is an air of prescription about him which is always agreeable to Sir Leicester; he receives it as a kind of tribute.
He likes Mr. Tulkinghorn’s dress; there is a kind of tribute in that too.
The stranger only answered with another violent snort, whether in acceptance of the poetry-tribute or in disdainful rejection of it, he did not express to me.
I think you must have remarked that I could not forbear a tribute to those charms when I put up the steps of the ’ackney-coach.
It was a feeble tribute to thee, but it was well meant.
"You are a jolly servant!" says Jo without the least idea of saying anything offensive, merely as a tribute of admiration.
I may render the same tribute, I am sure, to Mr. Carstone.
I felt it a merited tribute to the engaging qualities of Ada and Richard that Mr. Skimpole, seeing them for the first time, should he so unreserved and should lay himself out to be so exquisitely agreeable.
After rendering this general tribute to the port, Mr. Snagsby in his modesty coughs an apology behind his hand for drinking anything so precious.
Sir Leicester hears this tribute with so much surprise and stares about him in such a confused way that Mrs. Rouncewell feels it necessary to explain.
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…by Lord Coodle’s making the timely discovery that if in the heat of debate he had said that he scorned and despised the whole ignoble career of Sir Thomas Doodle, he had merely meant to say that party differences should never induce him to withhold from it the tribute of his warmest admiration; while it as opportunely turned out, on the other hand, that Sir Thomas Doodle had in his own bosom expressly booked Lord Coodle to go down to posterity as the mirror of virtue and honour.