Boys, my dear boys, let us all begenerous and brave like Ilusha, clever, brave and generous likeKolya (though he will be ever so much cleverer when he is grown up),and let us all be as modest, as clever and sweet as Kartashov.
You’re a clever woman, Sophia—but you’re not quite so clever as your humble servant.”
Perhaps the cleverest of these was forgery which was never discovered.
But, Lor' bless you, in real life a wolf is only a low creature, not half so clever or bold as a good dog; and not half a quarter so much fight in 'im.
O’Halloran stood tailors of malt, hot, all round and told the story of the retort he had made to the chief clerk when he was in Callan’s of Fownes’s Street; but, as the retort was after the manner of the liberal shepherds in the eclogues, he had to admit that it was not as clever as Farrington’s retort.