Why, look here - Shakespeare walked backwards before that tailor
from Tennessee, and scattered flowers for him to walk on, and Homer stood behind his chair and waited on him at the banquet.
I thanked the tailor
for his counsel, and said I would do whatever he advised; then, being very hungry, I gladly ate of the food he put before me, and accepted his offer of a lodging in his house.
But it seems you have come back rich, my boy," continued the tailor
, looking askance at the handful of gold and silver which Dantes had thrown on the table.
Well, it's been a doubling so many years, you see," the tailor
replied, a little gruffly, "and I think I'd like the money now.
I received the invitation yesterday; made Mouston post hither with my wardrobe, and only this morning discovered my misfortune; and from now till the day after to- morrow, there isn't a single fashionable tailor
who will undertake to make me a suit.
These lines of Cowley were new to me, but the sentiment was not new, and I marvelled how the old tailor
could see through me so well.
He must have been a good tailor
," said the Scarecrow, somewhat enviously.
Edmund Spenser was born in London in 1552, and was the son of a poor clothworker or tailor
At the stipulated hour next morning, Nicholas repaired to the lodgings of Miss Snevellicci, which were in a place called Lombard Street, at the house of a tailor
The consideration of Mrs Boffin had clothed Mr Sloppy in a suit of black, on which the tailor
had received personal directions from Rokesmith to expend the utmost cunning of his art, with a view to the concealment of the cohering and sustaining buttons.
Then I presented to them the people I had brought with me, particularly the tailor
, the smith, and the two carpenters, all of them most necessary people; but, above all, my general artificer, than whom they could not name anything that was more useful to them; and the tailor
, to show his concern for them, went to work immediately, and, with my leave, made them every one a shirt, the first thing he did; and, what was still more, he taught the women not only how to sew and stitch, and use the needle, but made them assist to make the shirts for their husbands, and for all the rest.
There was a humpbacked tailor
in the neighborhood of Mr.
You have only to write to your tailors
, or send home for a spare suit of clothes,--with a little managing yours would just fit me, you're not so much taller,--and then we could start, like two comrades, seeking adventures.
and shoemakers, being sedentary men, will chiefly congregate into one part of the procession and march under similar banners of disease; but among them we may observe here and there a sickly student, who has left his health between the leaves of classic volumes; and clerks, likewise, who have caught their deaths on high official stools; and men of genius too, who have written sheet after sheet with pens dipped in their heart's blood.
The house opposite, six storeys high, was a workshop for Jewish tailors
who left off work at eleven; the rooms were brightly lit and there were no blinds to the windows.