Now, Miss Squeers being five years older, and out of her teens (which is also a great matter), had, since, been more than commonly anxious to return the compliment
, and possess her friend with a similar secret; but, either in consequence of finding it hard to please herself, or harder still to please anybody else, had never had an opportunity so to do, inasmuch as she had no such secret to disclose.
For I know that all pretty young gentlemen like to have pretty similes made about them--as well they may--but I shall not return the compliment
You mus'n't return the compliment
and call me 'Patrick,' mind--I'm too old to be treated in that way.
He then bared his bosom for me to return the compliment
, which being done, he seemed highly pleased.
Smouch to produce; for while Sam, anxious to return the compliment
, was grinding that gentleman's body against the door-post, the principal crept past, and made his way to the bar, whither Sam, after bandying a few epithetical remarks with Mr.
When people who live in the country patronize public amusements, public amusements return the compliment
by upsetting the family afterward for days together.
The two discoverers stare at the Smallweeds, who return the compliment