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
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.
I hope it has been made evident in these pages how superior Irais and myself are to the ordinary weaknesses of mankind; if any further proof were needed, it is furnished by the fact that we both, in defiance of tradition, scorn this celebration of birthday
But I think to-day must be my birthday
too, for all that.
You've got a birthday
present this time, Jim, and no mistake.
Then, all things considered," spoke Arobin, "it might not be amiss to start out by drinking the Colonel's health in the cocktail which he composed, on the birthday
of the most charming of women--the daughter whom he invented.
August was the month of my mother's birthday
; and, this time last year, my father and Magdalen and I were all consulting in secret what present we could make to surprise her with on the birthday
Southcott had recently attained her five-and-twentieth blessed birthday
, of whom a prophetic private in the Life Guards had heralded the sublime appearance by announcing that arrangements were made for the swallowing up of London and Westminster.
I PASS over all that happened at school, until the anniversary of my birthday
came round in March.
I now fell into a regular routine of apprenticeship life, which was varied, beyond the limits of the village and the marshes, by no more remarkable circumstance than the arrival of my birthday
and my paying another visit to Miss Havisham.
When the knell of my thirtieth birthday
sounded, I suddenly realised, with a desolate feeling at the heart, that I was alone in the world.
But it is a time of leisure on the farm-- that pause between hay- and corn-harvest, and so the farmers and labourers in Hayslope and Broxton thought the captain did well to come of age just then, when they could give their undivided minds to the flavour of the great cask of ale which had been brewed the autumn after "the heir" was born, and was to be tapped on his twenty-first birthday
As this is Lady Sylvie's birthday
, I would like to--" and he rushed away.
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