He became an inexplicable creature; a breeched and booted Sphinx.
Any one who is breeched can obtain a licence in our noble country.
Times never will change—to what they were when you were breeched—but that's a detail.
Little Edward was breeched yesterday for good and all, and was whipped into the bargain.
I was just the same when I was a boy; began to go to the devil before ...