Meanwhile Kate, left wholly to herself, had, in some degree, recovered her composure.
’I don’t know what to think, one way or other, my dear,’ said Mrs Nickleby; ’Nicholas is so violent, and your uncle has so much composure, that I can only hear what he says, and not what Nicholas does.
Nicholas’s heart was too full to allow of his turning into the street until he had recovered some composure.
When she had arrived at this reflection, Mrs Nickleby sighed, rubbed her hands, cast up her eyes, and finally assumed a look of meek composure; thus importing that she was a persecuted saint, but that she wouldn’t trouble her hearers by mentioning a circumstance which must be so obvious to everybody.
’I see by the paper that he was thrown from his cabriolet last night, and severely injured, and that his life is in some danger,’ answered Ralph with great composure; ’but I see nothing extraordinary in that—accidents are not miraculous events, when men live hard, and drive after dinner.’
Pursuing this encomium upon the poor follower with such energy and relish as no words can describe, brother Charles leant back in his chair, and delivered the remainder of his relation with greater composure.
I am afraid,’ she added, her momentary composure forsaking her, ’I am afraid I may not have said, strongly enough, how deeply I felt such disinterested love, and how earnestly I prayed for his future happiness.
…hurried in; and as that distinguished specimen had had a pretty extensive intercourse with Mr Scaley’s fraternity in his bachelor days, and was, besides, very far from being taken by surprise on the present agitating occasion, he merely shrugged his shoulders, thrust his hands down to the bottom of his pockets, elevated his eyebrows, whistled a bar or two, swore an oath or two, and, sitting astride upon a chair, put the best face upon the matter with great composure and decency.
It was not merely calm and composed, but fixed and rigid, as though the violent effort which had summoned that composure beneath her father’s eye, while it mastered all other thoughts, had prevented even the momentary expression they had communicated to the features from subsiding, and had fastened it there, as an evidence of its triumph.
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After I regained my composure, I thanked her for telling me about the problem.
During all this time he was evidently struggling for composure.