He longed to see the curious table-napkins wrought for the Priest of the Sun, on which were displayed all the dainties and viands that could be wanted for a feast; the mortuary cloth of King Chilperic, with its three hundred golden bees; the fantastic robes that excited the indignation of the Bishop of Pontus and were figured with "lions, panthers, bears, dogs, forests, rocks, hunters--all, in fact, that a painter can copy from nature"; and the coat that Charles of Orleans once wore, on the sleeves of which were embroidered the verses of a song beginning "Madame, je suis tout joyeux," the musical accompaniment of the words being wrought in gold
thread, and each note, of square shape in those days, formed with four pearls.
He gave her a vessel of water and then went back to his place and his thoughts, and with his mind busy over his last adventure, he put his gold
into a long and narrow purse, which he could easily carry in his belt.
And as ye have churches and rents, both, and gold
in great plenty, we beseech ye for Saint Charity to give us some of your spending.
And as soon as Peter had given him the deed, the chest flew open, and Peter caught up a handful of the gold
King James listened with attention, and thought this a fine opportunity to fill his treasury with Spanish gold
The mists had congregated about the distant mountainside, and there were seen the grand and awful features of the Great Stone Face, awful but benignant, as if a mighty angel were sitting among the hills, and enrobing himself in a cloud-vesture of gold
On this occasion, however, she admired the size of the rubies and the brilliancy of the diamonds; she grieved over every blemish and every defect; she thought the gold
light, and the stones wretched.
The gate was opened, and as the girl passed through, a shower of gold
fell upon her, and the gold
clung to her, so that she was covered with it from head to foot.
echoed Joe; "is it possible that there is so much gold
in them, and that all this is the same?
that is, wants to exchange the current paper money for the real gold
of actual comprehension.
If I can give you as much gold
as ten men may carry will you promise that I shall be conducted in safety to the nearest English commissioner?
Almost immediately upon his return to the village Tarzan commenced making preparations for leading an expedition in search of the ruined city of gold
which old Waziri had described to him.
You-all laugh at quicksilver in the riffles and think flour gold
was manufactured by God Almighty for the express purpose of fooling suckers and chechaquos.
Once upon a time there was a Miser who used to hide his gold
at the foot of a tree in his garden; but every week he used to go and dig it up and gloat over his gains.
A ROBBER who had plundered a Merchant of one thousand pieces of gold
was taken before the Cadi, who asked him if he had anything to say why he should not be decapitated.