Great Expectations Chapter 4 Page 13

arena, I got so smartingly touched up by these moral goads.

It began the moment we sat down to dinner. Mr. Wopsle said grace with theatrical declamation, — as it now appears to me, something like a religious cross of the Ghost in Hamlet with Richard the Third, — and ended with the very proper aspiration that we might be truly grateful.

Upon which my sister fixed me with her eye, and said, in a low reproachful voice, “Do you hear that? Be grateful.”

“Especially,” said Mr. Pumblechook, “be grateful, boy, to them which brought you up by hand.”

Mrs. Hubble shook her head, and contemplating me with a mournful presentiment that I should come to no