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  • ’There’s an expression of melancholy in his face, my dear,’ resumed Mr. Sowerberry, ’which is very interesting.
  • ’To London, ma’am,’ resumed the inflexible beadle, ’by coach.
  • Mr. Brownlow gently shook his head to impose silence on his friend, and resumed: ’Do you know where this poor boy is now?’
  • The Dodger sighed again, and resumed his pipe: as did Charley Bates.
  • Master Charley Bates, having laughed heartily again, resumed his pipe with tears in his eyes.
  • At length the whispering ceased; and the members of the board, having resumed their seats and their solemnity, Mr. Limbkins said: ’We have considered your proposition, and we don’t approve of it.’
  • ’Tush, tush, my dear!’ said the Jew, abruptly resuming his old manner, and playing with the knife a little, before he laid it down; as if to induce the belief that he had caught it up, in mere sport.
  • ’And when are you going to hear a full, true, and particular account of the life and adventures of Oliver Twist?’ asked Grimwig of Mr. Brownlow, at the conclusion of the meal; looking sideways at Oliver, as he resumed his subject.
  • ’Though I must say,’ continued the undertaker, resuming the current of observations which the beadle had interrupted: ’though I must say, Mr. Bumble, that I have to contend against one very great disadvantage: which is, that all the stout people go off the quickest.
  • But she had resumed her old seat in front of the fire, and sat, perfectly motionless before it.
  • The Jew was no sooner alone, than his countenance resumed its former expression of anxiety and thought.
  • ’I heerd it now, quite apparent,’ resumed Mr. Giles.
  • What I would say,’ resumed the old lady, stopping her son as he was about to speak, ’is this.
  • ’Jem Spyers,’ resumed the officer, ’for a long time said nothing at all, and listened to everything without seeming to, which showed he understood his business.
  • These seemed to have the effect of re-assuring both gentlemen; for the Jew nodded his head with a satisfied air, and resumed his seat: as did Mr. Sikes likewise.
  • ’Now,’ said Sikes, as he resumed his seat, ’if you’ll give us something to eat and drink while we’re waiting, you’ll put some heart in us; or in me, at all events.
  • ’You have the same eye to your own interest, that you always had, I doubt not?’ resumed the stranger, looking keenly into Mr. Bumble’s eyes, as he raised them in astonishment at the question.
  • The attendant did as she was told: shaking her head meanwhile, to intimate that the woman would not die so easily; having done so, she resumed her seat by the side of the other nurse, who had by this time returned.
  • Mr. Crackit stopped to take a draught of spirits and water, and to declare that the gin was excellent; then placing his feet against the low mantelpiece, so as to bring his boots to about the level of his eye, he quietly resumed.
  • ’Well!’ he said, resuming his former position.
  • ’She’s kept tolerably well under, ain’t she?’ he asked as he resumed his seat: in the tone of a keeper who had tamed some wild animal.
  • As he uttered these words, the girl herself appeared and resumed her former seat.
  • But no dog appeared, and at length he resumed his journey.
  • He continued to utter the most fearful imprecations, until the driver had resumed his seat; and when they were once more on their way, they could see him some distance behind: beating his feet upon the ground, and tearing his hair, in transports of real or pretended rage.
  • ’She spoke of a young creature,’ resumed the matron, ’who had brought a child into the world some years before; not merely in the same room, but in the same bed, in which she then lay dying.’
  • Arriving, in course of time, at the right-hand corner drawer (in which was the key), and beholding therein a small padlocked box, which, being shaken, gave forth a pleasant sound, as of the chinking of coin, Mr. Bumble returned with a stately walk to the fireplace; and, resuming his old attitude, said, with a grave and determined air, ’I’ll do it!’
  • By the time he had got upon his legs, the Jew had disappeared; so Mr. Lively, after ineffectually standing on tiptoe, in the hope of catching sight of him, again forced himself into the little chair, and, exchanging a shake of the head with a lady in the opposite shop, in which doubt and mistrust were plainly mingled, resumed his pipe with a grave demeanour.
  • ’And we know more than that,’ resumed the first, ’for she told us often, long ago, that the young mother had told her that, feeling she should never get over it, she was on her way, at the time that she was taken ill, to die near the grave of the father of the child.’
  • He had resumed his listening attitude, and looked intently at his questioner while the demand was made; but it was twice repeated before he seemed to hear it, and then he only muttered that he was an old man—an old man—and so, dropping into a whisper, was silent again.
  • The old gentleman paused; Monks was biting his lips, with his eyes fixed upon the floor; seeing this, he immediately resumed: ’The end of a year found him contracted, solemnly contracted, to that daughter; the object of the first, true, ardent, only passion of a guileless girl.’
  • Thoroughly overpowered with the notion of Mr. Chitling being the victim of the tender passion, Master Bates threw himself back in his chair with such violence, that he lost his balance, and pitched over upon the floor; where (the accident abating nothing of his merriment) he lay at full length until his laugh was over, when he resumed his former position, and began another laugh.
  • If she betrayed any agitation, when she presented herself to Mr. Sikes, he did not observe it; for merely inquiring if she had brought the money, and receiving a reply in the affirmative, he uttered a growl of satisfaction, and replacing his head upon the pillow, resumed the slumbers which her arrival had interrupted.

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