It was uphill work for a foreigner, lame or sound, to make his way with the Bleeding Hearts.
Against these obstacles, the lame foreigner with the stick had to make head as well as he could; not absolutely single-handed, because Mr Arthur Clennam had recommended him to the Plornishes (he lived at the top of the same house), but still at heavy odds.
But it is at least problematical, whether an unjust sentence against a foreigner
, where the subject of controversy was wholly relative to the lex loci, would not, if unredressed, be an aggression upon his sovereign, as well as one which violated the stipulations of a treaty or the general law of nations.
Now Guster, our young woman, is timid and has fits, and she, taking fright at the foreigner
's looks--which are fierce--and at a grinding manner that she has of speaking--which is calculated to alarm a weak mind--gave way to it, instead of bearing up against it, and tumbled down the kitchen stairs out of one into another, such fits as I do sometimes think are never gone into, or come out of, in any house but ours.
Archer's mind, would have been more "undignified" than to force one's self on the notice of a "foreigner
" to whom one had happened to render an accidental service.
Such want of liberality towards a foreigner on the part of a lady of her education and refinement surprised me.
"I find that she has been brought here from London by the wife of that fat old foreigner, who is always trying to interfere with me.
"But I am not a foreigner
, sir," said she, with an accent as pure as ever was heard between Portsmouth and Manchester; "my name is Lady Clarik, and this measure--"
The foreigner mixed with the assembly, and looked more closely at the social spectacle around him.
Not at theatres only; but among other gatherings, in other places, the foreigner had noticed the same stolid languor where any effort was exacted from genteel English brains, and the same stupid contempt where any appeal was made to genteel English hearts.
The foreigner looked at it, and tried, as a citizen of a civilized country, to understand it.
The foreigner was deeply impressed by the silent expectation of the great throng about him.