- Still Lucy wished Maggie to enjoy the spectacle also, especially as she would doubtless find a name for the toad, and say what had been his past history; for Lucy had a delighted semibelief in Maggie's stories about the live things they came upon by accident,—how Mrs. Earwig had a wash at home, and one of her children had fallen into the hot copper, for which reason she was running so fast to fetch the doctor.1.10 — Book 1 Chapter 10 — Maggie Behaves Worse Than She Expected (10% in)
- Mr. Jacobs himself, familiarly known as Old Goggles, from his habit of wearing spectacles, imposed no painful awe; and if it was the property of snuffy old hypocrites like him to write like copperplate and surround their signatures with arabesques, to spell without forethought, and to spout "my name is Norval" without bungling, Tom, for his part, was glad he was not in danger of those mean accomplishments.2.1 — Book 2 Chapter 1 — Tom's "First Half" (1% in)
- War, like other dramatic spectacles, might possibly cease for want of a "public."2.4 — Book 2 Chapter 4 — "The Young Idea" (**% in)
- Mr. Glegg's spectacles, which had been assisting him in counting the fruit, made these suspicious details alarmingly evident to him.5.2 — Book 5 Chapter 2 — Aunt Glegg Learns the Breadth of Bob's Thumb (28% in)
- He looked at Bob, first over his spectacles, then through them, then over them again; while Tom, doubtful of his uncle's impression, began to wish he had not brought this singular Aaron, or mouthpiece.5.2 — Book 5 Chapter 2 — Aunt Glegg Learns the Breadth of Bob's Thumb (34% in)
- Perhaps you've got somebody to stand surety for you if the money's put into your hands?" added the cautious old gentleman, looking over his spectacles at Bob.5.2 — Book 5 Chapter 2 — Aunt Glegg Learns the Breadth of Bob's Thumb (40% in)
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