My son Johnny was at the grammar school, and a towardly child.
I found him at present, of touchstone, with the countenance of a towardly brat, sleeping ill through indigestion.
Honest traders, thrifty lads, they are rubbing on't; towardly boys, every one strives to lie nearest the mistress.
But it is surprising, in apt and towardly youth, how much there is to commend in the first essays.
Docile and towardly during his seven- or nine-mile stage, he refused to perform more than his allotted task.
He was as fond as most boys of the mythical tales, “and for that I was accounted to be a towardly boy.”
My son Johnny, named so after his uncle, was at the grammar-school, and a towardly child.
Stow in his Annals, calleth him, a most valiant and towardly Gentleman.