In truth I care not for the golden bauble
and wished to win it in despite of the Sheriff for whom I have no love.
With slightly lightened heart he started out to explore the valley, but scarce a dozen steps had he taken when the glistening of a jewelled bauble
lying on the sward caught his eye.
Fame, fame, that glittering bauble
, it is mine," he cried.
Irene in her usual interfering way objected to this bauble
and dropped disparaging remarks about wrecked islands which were little to her credit.
He felt, and found a metal bauble
linked to a mesh of his steel armor by a strand of silken hair.
She wondered if the man who had given her the beautiful bauble
, that had meant so much more to him than the intrinsic value which he had not even known could ever have meant to him, was back in his savage forest.
There is no new thing under the sun, not even that yearned-for bauble
of feeble souls--immortality.
She had no temptation for such an action; as to the bauble
on which the chief proof rests, if she had earnestly desired it, I should have willingly given it to her, so much do I esteem and value her.
With hands that trembled with his eagerness to fix the bauble
in his hat, Barnaby was adjusting it as he best could, and hurriedly replying to the tears and entreaties of his mother, when two gentlemen passed on the opposite side of the way.
He could not bear the thought of living any longer; so, first flinging his crown and sceptre into the sea (useless baubles
that they were to him now), King Aegeus merely stooped forward, and fell headlong over the cliff, and was drowned, poor soul, in the waves that foamed at its base!
She eagerly placed the precious baubles
in her ears, and, though as ugly as the Witch of Endor, went off with a sideling gait and coquettish air, as though she had been a perfect Semiramis.
Hetty, her cheeks flushed and her eyes glistening from her imaginary drama, her beautiful neck and arms bare, her hair hanging in a curly tangle down her back, and the baubles
in her ears.
She spoke of these with animation, and heard my admiring comments with a smile of pleasure: that soon, however, vanished, and was followed by a melancholy sigh; as if in consideration of the insufficiency of all such baubles
to the happiness of the human heart, and their woeful inability to supply its insatiate demands.
Again, that night, as the two sat before their camp fire, Tarzan played with his shining baubles
A fine life thou hast of it with thy silks and thy baubles
, cozening the last few shillings from the pouches of dying men.