It had been conceived in a cellar and born in a machine-shop; and now, of all the gifts that our young American Republic had received on its one-hundredth birthday
, the telephone was honored as the rarest and most welcome of them all.
The whole party was assembled in the house-place when Hetty went down, all of course in their Sunday clothes; and the bells had been ringing so this morning in honour of the captain's twenty- first birthday
, and the work had all been got done so early, that Marty and Tommy were not quite easy in their minds until their mother had assured them that going to church was not part of the day's festivities.
My disposition is very affectionate, and perhaps I might still feel such a wound if such a wound could be received more than once with the quickness of that birthday
But again, amidst the incontrovertible facts just recorded, one more, equally significant, rose up to confront the family; and this was, that the eldest daughter, Alexandra, had imperceptibly arrived at her twenty-fifth birthday
Next day during the service at the palace church in honor of the Emperor's birthday
, Prince Volkonski was called out of the church and received a dispatch from Prince Kutuzov.
I wish I had known it was your birthday
, Lady Windermere.
To-morrow's my birthday
, and I'm going to put you-all on your back--savvee?
But if I see Ozma I'll tell her you want to come to her birthday
When he came down to breakfast the next morning, he was greeted with a general "Happy birthday
The twelfth of October was Rose's birthday
, but no one seemed to remember that interesting fact, and she felt delicate about mentioning it, so fell asleep the night before wondering if she would have any presents.
Peter had gone to Markdale after dinner to spend the afternoon with his reunited parents because it was his birthday
As my birthday
falls in the winter I get mittens as well as blotting-books and photograph-frames, and if it were in the summer I should get photograph-frames and blotting-books and no mittens; but whatever the present may be, and by whomsoever given, it has to be welcomed with the noisiest gratitude, and loudest exclamations of joy, and such words as entzuckend, reizend, herrlich, wundervoll, and suss repeated over and over again, until the unfortunate Geburtstagskind feels indeed that another year has gone, and that she has grown older, and wiser, and more tired of folly and of vain repetitions.
A present given when it isn't your birthday
, of course.
And noticing a gleam of light peeping in beside one of the serge curtains, he cheerfully dropped his feet over the edge of the sofa, and felt about with them for his slippers, a present on his last birthday
, worked for him by his wife on gold-colored morocco.
Asks why not, on Pussy's birthday
, and no Happy returns proposed