My heart sank within me as I acknowledged the undoubted accuracy of this description.
’Oh!’ said Steerforth, ’everyone who likes me, has a claim on her that is sure to be acknowledged.’
We all acknowledged that we felt this something of a disappointment; but Mrs. Gummidge said she felt it more than we did, and shed tears again, and made that former declaration with great bitterness.
I must acknowledge that I felt it difficult to picture him quite at his ease in the raiment proposed for him by his grateful little niece, and that I was particularly doubtful of the policy of the cocked hat; but I kept these sentiments to myself.
’I think our schoolmaster might have made them happier, without doing any harm to any of us, I acknowledge,’ I returned.
’My dear tutor,’ said I (now, really, without any nonsense), ’to whom I owe more obligations already than I ever can acknowledge —’
I don’t mind acknowledging to you that I’ve got rather a grudging disposition, and want to keep off all intruders.
We acknowledged his kindness; and he begged us to forgive his having launched into these practical and business-like details, and to excuse it as natural in one who was making entirely new arrangements in life.
I have therefore forborne to mention them to Miss Spenlow’s father’; looking severely at him— ’knowing how little disposition there usually is in such cases, to acknowledge the conscientious discharge of duty.’
Mr. Spenlow did not appear to know what the connexion between Mr. Murdstone and myself was; which I was glad of, for I could not bear to acknowledge him, even in my own breast, remembering what I did of the history of my poor mother.
We acknowledged his politeness, and made suitable replies.
I acknowledged this compliment, and ordered the negus, which was soon produced.
’I should get up, sir, to acknowledge such an honour as this visit,’ said he, ’only my limbs are rather out of sorts, and I am wheeled about.
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