I see myself emerging one evening from some of these arches, on a little public-house close to the river, with an open space before it, where some coal-heavers were dancing; to look at whom I sat down upon a bench.
You see I am only just emerging from my lowly station.
’From the shadow of this wall, I think,’ said I, as we emerged upon a road on which a wall abutted.
These two ladies now emerged from their retirement, and proposed to take Dora to live at Putney.
I then signed to Mr. Peggotty to remain where he was, and emerged from their shade to speak to her.
I had emerged by another door, and stood in the street for a little while, as if I really were a stranger upon earth: but the unceremonious pushing and hustling that I received, soon recalled me to myself, and put me in the road back to the hotel; whither I went, revolving the glorious vision all the way; and where, after some porter and oysters, I sat revolving it still, at past one o’clock, with my eyes on the coffee-room fire.
I think I never saw anything more ridiculous — I was sensible of it, even at the time — than Mr. Micawber making broad-sword guards with the ruler, and crying, ’Come on!’ while Traddles and I pushed him back into a corner, from which, as often as we got him into it, he persisted in emerging again.