’My dear ma’am—my dear young lady,’ cried brother Charles in violent agitation, ’pray don’t—not another word, I beseech and entreat you!
Here, Tim Linkinwater, sir—Mr Nickleby, my dear sir, leave the room, I beg and beseech of you.’
’Beautiful madam,’ such were his words, ’if I have made any mistake with regard to your family or connections, I humbly beseech you to pardon me.
I am bearded and bullied by a shop-boy, and she beseeches him to pity me and remember I am ill!’
’Not until I have besought you, with all the earnestness and fervour by which I am animated,’ cried Nicholas, ’to postpone this marriage for one short week.
Not until I have besought you to think more deeply than you can have done, influenced as you are, upon the step you are about to take.
Have mercy on me, sir, I beseech, and do not pierce my heart with such appeals as these.
In short, sir, I cannot trust myself, and I implore and beseech you to remove this young lady from under the charge of my mother and sister without delay.
’I have a duty to discharge; and, either here, or in the room from which we have just now come, at whatever risk or hazard to Mr Bray, I must beseech you to contemplate again the fearful course to which you have been impelled.’
I have no excuse but that; and as I cannot fly from this temptation, and cannot repress this passion, with its object constantly before me, what can I do but pray and beseech you to remove it, and to leave me to forget her?’
So, Nicholas opened the door and walked in; and very quickly he turned to walk out again, when he saw, to his great astonishment and discomfiture, a young lady upon her knees at Mr Cheeryble’s feet, and Mr Cheeryble beseeching her to rise, and entreating a third person, who had the appearance of the young lady’s female attendant, to add her persuasions to his to induce her to do so.
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She teaches and beseeches her students to think about their future.
He closed the prayer by beseeching God to grant them wisdom and patience.