And what are we to do for a proper partner
Any one of these partners
would have disinherited his son on the question of rebuilding Tellson's.
We have no doubt his liberality is well represented by his surviving partner
,' said the gentleman, presenting his credentials.
At those times, I would decide conclusively that my disaffection to dear old Joe and the forge, was gone, and that I was growing up in a fair way to be partners
with Joe and to keep company with Biddy - when all in a moment some confounding remembrance of the Havisham days would fall upon me, like a destructive missile, and scatter my wits again.
The first few days which the partners
spent at the Opera were given over to the delight of finding themselves the head of so magnificent an enterprise; and they had forgotten all about that curious, fantastic story of the ghost, when an incident occurred that proved to them that the joke--if joke it were--was not over.
None of the partners
were competent to undertake such a work.
His behavior at cards had a lofty distinction which everybody noticed: he never complained; he praised his adversaries when they lost; he did not rebuke or teach his partners
by showing them how they ought to have played.
Fogg's usual partners
at whist: Andrew Stuart, an engineer; John Sullivan and Samuel Fallentin, bankers; Thomas Flanagan, a brewer; and Gauthier Ralph, one of the Directors of the Bank of England-- all rich and highly respectable personages, even in a club which comprises the princes of English trade and finance.
Occasionally, but seldom, he played at whist, and then care was taken to select partners
worthy of him -- sometimes they were ambassadors, sometimes archbishops, or sometimes a prince, or a president, or some dowager duchess.
Mary had heard herself mentioned to Miss Bingley as the most accomplished girl in the neighbourhood; and Catherine and Lydia had been fortunate enough never to be without partners
, which was all that they had yet learnt to care for at a ball.
The Lord and Lady of the May, though their titles must be laid down at sunset, were really and truly to be partners
for the dance of life, beginning the measure that same bright eve.
They had come thither, not as friends nor partners
in the enterprise, but each, save one youthful pair, impelled by his own selfish and solitary longing for this wondrous gem.