Because he’s a proud, haughty, consequential, turned-up-nosed peacock.’
’The woman,’ said Nicholas, haughtily, ’the wife of the fellow from whom these charges come, dropped—as I suppose—a worthless ring among some clothes of mine, early in the morning on which I left the house.
’I will not look for blushes in such a quarter,’ said Miss Squeers, haughtily, ’for that countenance is a stranger to everything but hignominiousness and red-faced boldness.’
’My daughter, sir,’ returned Bray, haughtily, ’as I have brought her up, would be a rich recompense for the largest fortune that a man could bestow in exchange for her hand.’
The protracted and wearing anxiety and expense of the law in its most oppressive form, its torture from hour to hour, its weary days and sleepless nights, with these I’ll prove you, and break your haughty spirit, strong as you deem it now.
Nicholas looked at the ugly clerk, as if he had a mind to reward his admiration of the young lady by beating the ledger about his ears, but he refrained, and strode haughtily out of the office; setting at defiance, in his indignation, those ancient laws of chivalry, which not only made it proper and lawful for all good knights to hear the praise of the ladies to whom they were devoted, but rendered it incumbent upon them to roam about the world, and knock at head all such…
…curtaining their very cradles’ heads, and but for which they might have earned their honest bread and lived in peace; how many died in soul, and had no chance of life; how many who could scarcely go astray, be they vicious as they would, turned haughtily from the crushed and stricken wretch who could scarce do otherwise, and who would have been a greater wonder had he or she done well, than even they had they done ill; how much injustice, misery, and wrong, there was, and yet how the…
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It is a story about a haughty princess who has a great fall.