When the despatch came papa and M. thought it was bad news about you, and I only thought of Mr. Stearns!
The despatch of these expeditions was a three-cornered battle of wits.
Though despatch be the soul of business, yet he who outruns his own feet comes to the ground, and makes no despatch,--unless it be of himself.
Yes, a despatch is not a Bill.
The single-word despatch sent by Napier to the Government of India, was a sort of cryptographic conundrum--Peccavi, I have sinned (Scinde); and in the agony column of the 'Times' there commonly appear paragraphs which look puzzling enough until we discover the key-letter or figure.
He is sworn to advise no further than his skill and cunning will enable him, and the less he has of either the sooner he despatches his business, and despatch is no mean virtue in a statesman.