Remove them yourself,' she said, pushing them from her as soon as she had done; and retiring to a stool by the window, where she began to carve
figures of birds and beasts out of the turnip-parings in her lap.
And did she not make a knight of me by gently asking if I would be so kind as to carve
the chicken, and how she laughed quite disproportionally at my school-boy story of the man who, being asked to carve
a pigeon, said he thought they had better send for a wood-carver, as it seemed to be a wood pigeon.
By my troth I had thought to carve
you like a capon ere now.
Then, with his knife, he began to carve
all sorts of objects in wood; it was thus that Pinelli, the famous sculptor, had commenced.
Listen and believe when I tell you that by the blessing of Mercury who gives grace and good name to the works of all men, there is no one living who would make a more handy servant than I should--to put fresh wood on the fire, chop fuel, carve
, cook, pour out wine, and do all those services that poor men have to do for their betters.
And for a monument, here is this gray rock, on which my dying hand shall carve
the name of Roger Malvin, and the traveller in days to come will know that here sleeps a hunter and a warrior.
The woodwork, throughout, is of a dark hue and there is much carving about it, with but a trifling variety of pattern for, time out of mind, the carvers of Vondervotteimittiss have never been able to carve
more than two objects -- a time-piece and a cabbage.