And if the observer chanced to be ill-natured, as well as acute and susceptible, he would probably suspect that the smile on the gentleman's face was a good deal akin to the shine on his boots, and that each must have cost him and his boot-black, respectively, a good deal of hard labor to bring out and preserve
But when men and horses, cattle, camels, and dromedaries, have poached the spring into mud, it becomes loathsome to those who at first drank of it with rapture; and he who had the merit of discovering it, if he would preserve
his reputation with the tribe, must display his talent by a fresh discovery of untasted fountains.
Deer and other defenceless animals often herd about the elephant, which, contenting himself with roots and leaves, preserves
those beasts that place themselves, as it were, under his protection, from the rage and fierceness of others that would devour them.
One of the greatest of royal preserves
was Sherwood and Barnesdale forests near the two towns of Nottingham and Barnesdale.
This good creature, who grieved at making her yearly preserves
for no one but her uncle and herself, was becoming almost ridiculous.
And in particular it may be more advantageous than any advantage even when it does us obvious harm, and contradicts the soundest conclusions of our reason concerning our advantage--for in any circumstances it preserves
for us what is most precious and most important--that is, our personality, our individuality.
At ten o'clock, the king's collation, consisting of preserves
and other delicacies, was prepared in the little room on the side of the church of St.
This child, for whom my poor sister would go to the town, five or six leagues off, to purchase the earliest fruits and the most tempting sweetmeats, preferred to Palma grapes or Genoese preserves
, the chestnuts stolen from a neighbor's orchard, or the dried apples in his loft, when he could eat as well of the nuts and apples that grew in my garden.
Yes, sir; for all I've had since yesterday was a slice of bread and butter, with preserves
As gentle as e'er a lady in the land," said Tony, turning his large black eye round the room, and letting it dwell a moment on the beautiful face of Julia--her heart throbbed with tumultuous emotion at the first sound of his voice, and she was highly amused at the ingenuity he had displayed, in paying a characteristic compliment to her gentleness, in this clandestine manner--if he preserves
his incognito so ingeniously he will never be detected, thought Julia, and all will be well.
In its incorruptible flow all round the globe of the earth it preserves
from the decay and forgetfulness of death the greatness of our great men, and amongst them the passionate and gentle greatness of Nelson, the nature of whose genius was, on the faith of a brave seaman and distinguished Admiral, such as to "Exalt the glory of our nation.
It was lucky that some tins of fine preserves
were stowed in a locker in my stateroom; hard bread I could always get hold of; and so he lived on stewed chicken, PATE DE FOIE GRAS, aspara- gus, cooked oysters, sardines--on all sorts of abominable sham delicacies out of tins.
I soon became quite an accomplished hand at making tappa--could braid a grass sling as well as the best of them--and once, with my knife, carved the handle of a javelin so exquisitely, that I have no doubt, to this day, Karnoonoo, its owner, preserves
it as a surprising specimen of my skill.
Grant hardly knows what the natural taste of our apricot is: he is scarcely ever indulged with one, for it is so valuable a fruit; with a little assistance, and ours is such a remarkably large, fair sort, that what with early tarts and preserves
, my cook contrives to get them all.
All the servants of the castle, under the inspection of the officers, were sent into the city in quest of provisions, and ten horsemen were dispatched to the preserves
of Chambord to seek for game, to the fisheries of Beuvion for fish, and to the gardens of Chaverny for fruits and flowers.