Wager says that A. made a bet with B. that he could cut a dime in two at one stroke of his pen-knife, C. to hold the stakes.
"Aw, fellers don't use pen-wipers!"
Pen decorations by Allen McNab.
One of the lads who worked there made a pen-drawing of some women, clothed, from a design of Ghirlandajo.
GEORGE, ROSS F. Beginner's text book of speedball pen lettering.
If the reader does not stop to inquire why, with such Confederate success for more than twelve hours of hard fighting, the National troops were not all killed, captured or driven into the river, he will regard the pen picture as perfect.
"There is no need for speculating," said Valencia quietly; "my sister has a note from Mr. Vavasour at Pen-y-gwryd."
In two of the characters, Great Mel and Mrs. Mel, are found the pen portraits of Meredith's grandparents.
They followed their unfortunate comrade to his desk, which when opened displayed a perfect chaos of ragged books, loose sheets of paper, broken pen-holders, pieces of string, battered cardboard boxes, and other rubbish.
And so I'd begin: "Dear Father: I take my pen in hand to inform you that--" Then I'd stop and think and think, and chew my pen-handle.
They picked out two or three good places for pen-traps, where trees stood in pairs to make the pillars of the den.
This group of curves is equal to about a two-feet length of pen-stroke, a fact which indicates an extraordinary amount of personal energy.
You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.net Title: Pebbles on the Shore Author: Alpha of the Plough (Alfred George Gardiner) Release Date: January 11, 2004 EBook #10675 Language: English Character set encoding: ASCII *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK PEBBLES ON THE SHORE *** Produced by Brendan Lane and PG Distributed Proofreaders PEBBLES ON THE SHORE Alpha of the Plough ... collecting toys And trifles for choice matters, worth a sponge; As children gathering pebbles on the shore TO ALL WHO LOVE THE COTTAGE IN THE BEECHWOODS 1916 PREFACE These papers were begun as a part of a causerie in The Star, the other contributors to which--men whose names are household words in contemporary literature--wrote under the pen names of "Aldebaran," "Arcturus" and "Sirius."
A.D. 1586 Ode to the North-east Wind A Farewell To G. A. G. The South Wind The Invitation The Find Fishing Song The Last Buccaneer The Knight's Return Pen-y-gwrydd Ode Songs from 'The Water-babies' The Tide River Young and Old The Summer Sea My Little Doll The Knight's Leap The Song of the Little Baltung.
The old lock-er was o-pen-ed, and his on-ly shoes, trea-sur-ed for high-days and ho-li-days, were ta-ken out and brush-ed up, as was al-so his best suit, which was in-deed ve-ry lit-tle bet-ter than the care-ful-ly mend-ed suit of his e-ve-ry-day wear.
The "Night Piece," to which you refer me, I meant fully to have noticed; but the fact is, I come so fluttering and languid from business, tired with thoughts of it, frightened with fears of it, that when I get a few minutes to sit down and scribble (an action of the hand now seldom natural to me,--I mean voluntary pen-work), I lose all presential memory of what I had intended to say, and say what I can, talk about Vincent Bourne or any casual image, instead of that which I had meditated (by the way, I mast look out V. B. for you).
In this way I beheld the seventh ballast Shift and reshift, and here be my excuse The novelty, if aught my pen transgress.
My pen stammers like my tongue.
From that one which I noted of most beauty Beheld I issue forth a fire so happy That none it left there of a greater brightness; And around Beatrice three several times It whirled itself with so divine a song, My fantasy repeats it not to me; Therefore the pen skips, and I write it not, Since our imagination for such folds, Much more our speech, is of a tint too glaring.
The pen sketch shows at a glance the arrangement and space the elevator occupies, taking less ground to do the same amount of work than any other mode heretofore adopted, and the first cost of erecting is about the same as any other.
With an air of pride, she placed the pencil across the outstretched hands of the ivory suppliant, asking the Boy in dumb-show, was not this a pen-rest that might be trusted to melt the heart of the Holy Father?
Special attention is called to the following grades, as being better suited for business purposes than any Pen Manufactured.
Referring again to outsiders and their ideas of Birmingham trades, when visitors--distinguished or otherwise--come to see our factories there are two that they generally begin and often end with--namely, Mr. Joseph Gillott's pen manufactory and the electro-plate works of Messrs. Elkington.
I shall, in a few months, leave Washington for New Jersey, family, kit and all, and bid adieu to the subject of the Telegraph for some more profitable business.... I have just finished a most beautiful register with a pen lever key and an expanding reel.
The choicest present you can make him is a Tool; be it knife or pen-gun, for construction or for destruction; either way it is for Work, for Change.
Lean penury within that pen doth dwell That to his subject lends not some small glory; But he that writes of you, if he can tell That you are you, so dignifies his story, Let him but copy what in you is writ, Not making worse what nature made so clear, And such a counterpart shall fame his wit, Making his style admired every where.
he bellowed as I advanced toward the pen door, and tried to open it.
The mere surface-handling of the stone has remarkable affinity in linear effect to a pair of the master's pen-designs for a naked man, now in the Louvre.
It is better for criticism to be modest on this point, till it has the sense or independence to make our alphabet and its uses, look more like the work of what is called--wise and transcendent humanity: till the pardonable variety of pronunciation, and the true spelling by the vulgar, have satirized into reformation that pen-craft which keeps up the troubles of orthography for no other purpose, as one can divine, than to boast of a very questionable merit as a criterion of education.
You see,"--and he counted on his fingers: "three writing-books, three school-books, the pen-box and the beautiful Christmas present that I received here in the parsonage."
She is a member of the Poetry Society of America, The MacDowell Club, Three Arts, and the League of American Pen Women.
Hast thou not a Brain, furnished, furnishable with some glimmerings of Light; and three fingers to hold a Pen withal?
what a lesson dost thou read to council, and to consistory!--if my pen treat of you lightly--as haply it will wander--yet my spirit hath gravely felt the wisdom of your custom, when sitting among you in deepest peace, which some out-welling tears would rather confirm than disturb, I have reverted to the times of your beginnings, and the sowings of the seed by Fox and Dewesbury.--I have witnessed that, which brought before my eyes your heroic tranquillity, inflexible to the rude jests and serious violences of the insolent soldiery, republican or royalist, sent to molest you--for ye sate betwixt the fires of two persecutions, the out-cast and off-scowering of church and presbytery.--I have seen the reeling sea-ruffian, who had wandered into your receptacle, with the avowed intention of disturbing your quiet, from the very spirit of the place receive in a moment a new heart, and presently sit among ye as a lamb amidst lambs.
Female labour is largely employed--as is customary in the pen trade--the nimble fingers and deft hands of many girls finding useful employment, without fatiguing labour, in the various processes of the pen-making business.
Never does she transcend her own actual experience, never does her pen trace a line that does not touch the experience of others.
Correction of Murray, in words of four syllables: cat-er-pil-lar, char-i-ta-ble, dil-i-gent-ly, mis-er-a-ble, prof-it-a-ble, tol-er-a-ble;--be-nev-o-lent, con-sid-er-ate, di-min-u-tive, ex-per-i-ment, ex-trav-a-gant, in-hab-i-tant, no-bil-i-ty, par-tic-u-lar, pros-per-i-ty, ri-dic-u-lous, sin-cer-i-ty;--dem-on-stra-tion, ed-u-ca-tion, em-u-la-tion, ep-i-dem-ic, mal-e-fac-tor, man-u-fac-ture, mem-o-ran-dum, mod-er-a-tor, par-a-lyt-ic, pen-i-ten-tial, res-ig-na-tion, sat-is-fac-tion, sem-i-co-lon.
Pen thought, "after such a humiliation as that?"
"The pen thing, that you write with?"
His father took him to see car-pen-ters at work with their saws and planes.
A l'occasion de l'arrivee du President de la Republique Francais le Ministre des Affaires Etrangeres avait prepare un court expose de la situation politique actuelle, a pen pres dans les termes suivants: L'Autriche, craignant la decomposition interieure, s'est emparee du pretexte de l'assassinat de l'Archiduc pour essayer d'obtenir des garanties qui pourront revetir la forme de l'occupation des communications militaires serbes ou meme du territoire serbe.
But just as pent steam finds an escape somewhere, so will the man who persists break at one point or another through confining circumstance.
Your daughter is my neighbor and a blessed girl she is, and it is because I love her so well that I am trying to write to you now, not being handy at it, as you see; also my pen spits.
ARCHBSH'OP OF GRANA'DA told his secretary, Gil Blas, when he hired him, "Whenever thou shalt perceive my pen smack of old age and my genius flag, don't fail to advertise me of it, for I don't trust to my own judgment, which may be seduced by self-love."
He then made Pen sing, and was delighted at the beauty of the boy's voice; he made his nephew fetch his maps and drawings, and praised them as really remarkable works of talent in a young fellow; he complimented him on his French pronunciation.
I should like to say that 'Tenty Scran' was pretty; in fact, I have always regarded it as one of the chief pleasures of a literary calling, that you are not obliged to take people as they are, but can make them to order, since it takes no more pen-scratches to describe luxuriant curls and celestial eyes and roseate lips than it does to set forth much less lovely things; but when it comes to stubborn facts, why, there you have to come down to this world, and proceed accordingly,--so I must say 'Tenty was not handsome.
By July 11, 1989, Prophet, Urvile and Leftist also had Secret Service DNR "pen registers" installed on their own lines.
One day Lirio was feverishly editing copy with a ball pen refill even though he had an empty ball pen in his pocket.
She sat sewing at Mrs. Pendennis's knee, listening to Pen reading to her without understanding one word of what he said.
Several dapper clerks, whose right ears drooped from having been used as pen-racks, wearing stunning cravats, outre brooches and shirt-studs, learned in the lore of "two-forty" driving, were ranged opposite.