A new book for autographs arranged according to birthdates. (
It was to be presented to him on his next birthday as a great surprise.
But as long as you were asking me what I wanted for my birthday-- FEJEVARY: Madeline, I am not here to discuss your birthday.
The lilacs where the robin built, And where my brother set The laburnum on his birthday,-- The tree is living yet!
* * * * * I was therefore amused, but no longer surprised, at the exaggerated way in which the childless Lady of the Bluffs,--her step-daughter having ten years back made a foolish foreign marriage,--gave me her views upon the drawbacks of the daughters of her world, when she made me, on her return from a European trip, a visit upon the twins' first birthday,--bearing, with her usually reckless generosity, a pair of costly gold apostle spoons, as she said, "to cut their teeth on."
"And the last time was this day twelve months, sir,--because why?--because this day twelve months 'appened to be Miss Priscilla's birthday,--consequently to-day is her birthday, likewise,--wherefore the muffins, and wherefore the shrimps, sir, for they was this day to have once more graced our board, Mr. Bellew."
This was her birthday,--hers whose name had not passed his lips for years.
Jan. 27, 1883 His birthday.--I cannot say I feel much older at 51 than at 21!
Then, once a year, on my mother's birthday,--it is the fourth of July and an easy date to remember,--will my little friend Miss Nancy, or any of the other Careys, if she is absent, pick a little nosegay of daisies and buttercups (perhaps there will even be a bit of early Queen Anne's lace) and put it in a vase under my mother's picture?
So it was necessary to have Biddy come and take up the house-keeping, and meanwhile I kept up the routine of my apprenticeship-life, varied only by the arrival of my several birthdays, on each of which I paid another visit to Miss Havisham.
It was a beautiful frosted birthday cake with nine brave candles of all colors and burning steadily, just the kind of cake her mother had always baked for her birthdays.--Only last year there had been eight candles.
A trembling hand will not let the pen run quietly.... To-day is Clara's birthday,--the day when the dearest being in the world, for you as for me, first saw the light of the world."
On the first day of August, to be sure,--his birthday,--there were equestrian contests, but not on his account: it was because the temple of Mars had been dedicated on that day, which had consequently been distinguished thereafter by annual contests.
You might say to Marian that you had got an idea that somebody was going to play a trick on her birthday,--upon her and some unsuspecting person; that you didn't know what the trick was to be, and you might be all wrong in your suspicion that there was to be one, but you thought that you ought to put her on her guard.