An instance of this was witnessed by Sir Joshua Reynolds, when they were present at an examination of a little blackguard boy, by Mr. Saunders Welch, the late Westminster Justice.
Anyway, it would be a disgrace to a man to have a son a bookmaker--a blackguard bookmaker.
"A blackguard woman," he said, lowering his voice behind the ladies' armchairs.
In the midst of his inspiration,--and the effects of it were most noisy,--was handed into the midst of the meeting a most terrible blackguard Wapping sailor; the poor man, I believe, had rather have been in the hottest part of an engagement, for the congregation of broad-brims, together with the ravings of the prophet, were too much for his gravity, though I saw even he had delicacy enough not to laugh out.
What she did for that blackguard Vine, she has done for them!"
You'll see a great many cruel blackguard things done, and hear a deal of foul, bad talk.
I have it engraved on a seal, as you may remark on the enclosure, but it is done in a most blackguard style.
Groups of blackguard soldiers were seated on stools in different parts of the room, many of them following the example of their officers, and others amusing themselves with burnishing their muskets and equipments.
I told him how you had volunteered to fight for the Boers, and about the day you nearly killed that blackguard Shea.
Don't make a bloomin' blackguard-rush for the picket though.
The waltz, which was none other than the quaint, vulgar one in the Blonde Venus, with its laughing, blackguard lilt, penetrated the old hotel with sonorous waves of sound and sent a feverish thrill along its walls.
Yourself and Burdett, Gentlemen, And Blackguard Hunt and Cobby O!
It matters nothing whether you keep the rules of the blackguard game, or whether you cheat; the difference between bookmaker and blackleg is so small that it isn't worth talking about.
To think of its being possible for an honest woman to deceive her husband, and with that blackguard Fauchery too!
He's got a dirty blackguard expression which I like.
"Cecil, my dear fellow," said the Seraph, "I'm ashamed to send for you on such a blackguard errand!
In talking to an American gentleman on this subject, he told me that it was indeed but too common a practice, although by law nominally prohibited; and he further added, that once asking a vendor why he had such blackguard books which nobody would buy, he took up one of the worst, and said, "Why, sir, this book is so eagerly sought after, that I have the utmost difficulty in keeping up the requisite supply."
Mrs. Bird, seeing the uselessness of contention, accepted the proffered escort of the gentleman before mentioned, and was followed out of the cars by the conductor and his blackguard assistants, all of them highly elated by the victory they had won over a defenceless old woman and a feeble little boy.
Yesterday read "Letters from the Baltic"; much pleased with it; very clever writer; critique in Despatch harsh and unjust; quite uncalled for; blackguard affair altogether.