Anyhow, we make no charge for it he presents it to you as a free gift. Why not accept it as such and make the best of it?" "Make the best of it?" stormed Mr. Wackerbath. "Stand by and see the best site in three counties defaced by a jimcrack Moorish nightmare like that! Why, they'll call it 'Wackerbath's Folly, sir. I shall be the laughing-stock of the neighbourhood.

I've wanted a chance to speak to you alone, ever since well, ever since this morning, when I saw you in that bewildering costume that showed your feet and your arms so you know, with that thing like a napkin pinned up in front, and that jimcrack on your head, and the red stockings and and

Have you any note paper that isn't rotten with scent? If not, I do believe I'll chuck it." "For God's sake, dearie!" Hastily, in search of scentless paper, the fat woman made off. Over the way, on the jimcrack of the stately mansion opposite, the westering sun had put an aigrette of gold. The young man with the conquering eye had gone.

Smith; and continued after the manner of certain matrons, to whose tongues the harmony of a subject with a casual mood is a greater recommendation than its pertinence to the occasion, 'John would spend pounds a year upon the jimcrack old thing, if he might, in having it claned, when at the same time you may doctor it yourself as well. "The clock's stopped again, John," I say to him.

"I think I should have used the eyes that Providence gave me to use afore I paid any ten shillens for a jimcrack wine-barrel; a saint is sinner enough not to be cheated. But 'tis like all your family was, so easy to be deceived." "That's as true as gospel of this member," said Reuben. Mrs.

'That IS a thing to say, Miss Swancourt! Why, what 'You don't understand! you don't understand! 'Why, what conceivable use is there in jimcrack jewellery? 'No, no, no, no! she cried petulantly; 'I didn't mean what you think. I like the music best, only I like 'Earrings better own it! he said in a teasing tone.

Then the hangman by his order clapped a fig into the mule's jimcrack, in the presence of the enslaved cits that were brought into the middle of the great market-place, and proclaimed in the emperor's name, with trumpets, that whosoever of them would save his own life should publicly pull the fig out with his teeth, and after that put it in again in the very individual cranny whence he had draw'd it without using his hands, and that whoever refused to do this should presently swing for it and die in his shoes.

It gratified her to think that she was doing them a substantial kindness; but for her, they would have dragged through a wretched summer in their unwholesome, jimcrack house, without a breath of pure air, without a sight of the free heaven. And to both of them that would probably have meant a grave illness. Mrs.

Your reading should be chiefly historical; I do not mean of remote, dark, and fabulous history, still less of jimcrack natural history of fossils, minerals, plants, etc., but I mean the useful, political, and constitutional history of Europe, for these last three centuries and a half.

Your reading should be chiefly historical; I do not mean of remote, dark, and fabulous history, still less of jimcrack natural history of fossils, minerals, plants, etc., but I mean the useful, political, and constitutional history of Europe, for these last three centuries and a half.