It galled Ralph to the heart’s core, and he hated Nicholas from that hour.
There was mingled gall and honey in this intelligence.
The prospect of the friend’s being married so soon was the gall, and the certainty of her not entertaining serious designs upon Nicholas was the honey.
’It is a galling thing,’ said Ralph, after a short term of silence, during which he had eyed the sufferer keenly, ’to think that the man about town, the rake, the ROUE, the rook of twenty seasons should be brought to this pass by a mere boy!’
His companion said nothing, but there was something in his manner which galled Sir Mulberry to add, with nearly as much ferocity as if his friend had been Nicholas himself: ’I sent Jenkins to old Nickleby before eight o’clock this morning.
That his, of all others, should have been the hands to rescue his miserable child; that he should have been his protector and faithful friend; that he should have shown him that love and tenderness which, from the wretched moment of his birth, he had never known; that he should have taught him to hate his own parent and execrate his very name; that he should now know and feel all this, and triumph in the recollection; was gall and madness to the usurer’s heart.
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She had the gall to ask for a raise.
all the greed and all the gall Is boiled away for once and all.