Nay, Celia, that is too much to ask, that I should wear trinkets
to keep you in countenance.
To his left, back of the rows of citizens, was a spacious temporary platform upon which were seated the scholars who were to take part in the exercises of the evening; rows of small boys, washed and dressed to an intolerable state of discomfort; rows of gawky big boys; snowbanks of girls and young ladies clad in lawn and muslin and conspicuously conscious of their bare arms, their grand- mothers' ancient trinkets
, their bits of pink and blue ribbon and the flowers in their hair.
Under that, the miscellany began--a quadrant, a tin canikin, several sticks of tobacco, two brace of very handsome pistols, a piece of bar silver, an old Spanish watch and some other trinkets
of little value and mostly of foreign make, a pair of compasses mounted with brass, and five or six curious West Indian shells.
Glumdalclitch wrapped it up in her handkerchief, and carried it home in her pocket, to keep among other trinkets
, of which the girl was very fond, as children at her age usually are.
Caught by all her glittering trinkets
, And her borrowed braids of hair, And a host of made-up beauties That would Love himself ensnare.
The company that can first open its tempting supplies of coffee, tobacco, ammunition, scarlet cloth, blankets, bright shawls, and glittering trinkets
has the greatest chance to get all the peltries and furs of the Indians and free trappers, and to engage their services for the next season.
Were they made of gold they would look like trinkets
, like ornamental toys, no bigger in proportion than a jewelled drop in a woman's ear.
These barbaric trinkets
, garnished in this manner at their open extremities, and tapering and curving round to a point behind the ear, resembled not a little a pair of cornucopias.
The Indians, as yet unacquainted with the artificial value given to some descriptions of furs, in civilized life, brought quantities of the most precious kinds and bartered them away for European trinkets
and cheap commodities.
Then the queen her mother, packed up a great many costly things; jewels, and gold, and silver; trinkets
, fine dresses, and in short everything that became a royal bride.
He tided over the interval by selling the few trinkets
which he had inherited from his father.
The child had kissed her uncle and aunt affectionately before she went upstairs, and now she looked around her little room rather wistfully, gazing at the simple trinkets
and worn calico and gingham dresses, as if they were old friends.
They would indecently and clamorously interrupt the conversation of their elders, tease them with the most impertinent questions, roughly collar the gentlemen, climb their knees uninvited, hang about their shoulders or rifle their pockets, pull the ladies' gowns, disorder their hair, tumble their collars, and importunately beg for their trinkets
Mynheer Boxtel went to the headsman, to whom he gave himself out as a great friend of the condemned man; and from whom he bought all the clothes of the dead man that was to be, for one hundred guilders; rather an exorbitant sum, as he engaged to leave all the trinkets
of gold and silver to the executioner.
Broad-brimmed white hats and Panamas, blue-cotton trousers, light-colored stockings, cambric frills, were all here displayed; while upon shirt-fronts, wristbands, and neckties, upon every finger, even upon the very ears, they wore an assortment of rings, shirt-pins, brooches, and trinkets
, of which the value only equaled the execrable taste.