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  • So saying he gave the little galopin his donative, and a slight rap on the pate at the same time, which sent him scouring from his presence.

    Saint Ronan's Well

  • Galopin, a famous epic thief, but it may also come from the common noun galopin --

    The Romance of Names

  • In my father's day the great gentry sold wine by the barrel only; but now they have leave to cry it, and sell it by the galopin, in the very market-place.

    The Cloister and the Hearth

  • So saying he gave the little galopin his donative, and a slight rap on the pate at the same time, which sent him scouring from his presence.

    St. Ronan's Well

  • You, young man,” she proceeded, addressing Roland Graeme, and at once softening the ironical sharpness of her manner into good-humoured raillery, “you, who are all our male attendance, from our Lord High Chamberlain down to our least galopin, follow us to prepare our court.”

    The Abbot

  • Away with thee, Randal — yet stay — what galopin is that thou hast brought hither?”

    The Abbot

  • Not by way of putting yourself upon the frivolous footing of being sans consequence, but by doing in some degree, the honors of the house and table, calling yourself en badinant le galopin d’ici, saying to the masters or mistress, ceci est de mon departement; je m’en charge; avouez, que je m’en acquitte a merveille.

    Letters to his son on The Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman

  • 'en badinant le galopin d'ici', saying to the masters or mistress, 'ceci est de mon departement; je m'en charge; avouez, que je m'en acquitte a merveille.'

    Letters to His Son on the Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman, 1751

  • 'en badinant le galopin d'ici', saying to the masters or mistress, 'ceci est de mon departement; je m'en charge; avouez, que je m'en acquitte a merveille.'

    Complete Project Gutenberg Earl of Chesterfield Works

  • Mais On n’était qu’un galopin dont il avait pitié.

    Le Petit Chose (part 1) Histoire d'un Enfant

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