It is true he is our sovereign," exclaimed the youngest sister, "but how can he know whether we are starving or in affluence?" "
I have marvelled at it since, but at the time it seemed the most natural thing that I should go out to her so, and, as she has often told me, there was in her also the instinct to turn to me for comfort and protection.
Their inventions thus display an almost unique combination of the neotenous enjoyment of language-play with the discrimination of educated and powerful intelligence.
Her figure was slight, and rather above the average height--her gait and actions free from the slightest approach to extravagance.
He could have sold it years ago for enough to make him comfortable for life, to give him travel, leisure, comforts and self-expression, but he refused.
Giacopo Rusticucci, a Florentine, remarkable for his opulence and the generosity of his spirit.
Afterwards she was brought before the princess, who waited for her in the great hall, which in beauty and richness exceeded all that she had admired in the other apartments.
"Why, this is the very place where we discovered Love, Dove, and Bliss, one night, singing so sweetly."
In a moment he had recovered his shadow, and in his delight he forgot that he had shut Tinker Bell up in the drawer.
As extravagance is excess in outlay, exorbitance is excess in demands, and especially in pecuniary demands upon others.
The large office-ruler was stuck into his waistcoat, and was not so well concealed but that a foot or more of that instrument protruded from his bosom, like a new kind of shirt-frill.
If you scale them, you will journey along before you find the gratification of desires.
Yes: there was to be, as Lord Henry had prophesied, a new Hedonism that was to recreate life, and to save it from that harsh, uncomely puritanism that is having, in our own day, its curious revival.
This class of Head Line is largely found in cases where the subject is naturally inclined towards drink and intemperance of every description.
Because it had to thank noble and manly instincts for its origin--because it said yes to life, even to the rare and refined luxuriousness of Moorish life!...
Some of them had a certain innate value -- powerful weapons and armor, ingredients for useful spells -- but others seemed to hold value by sheer rarity or novelty.
Anselmo was deep in love with a high-born and beautiful maiden of the same city, the daughter of parents so estimable, and so estimable herself, that he resolved, with the approval of his friend Lothario, without whom he did nothing, to ask her of them in marriage, and did so, Lothario being the bearer of the demand, and conducting the negotiation so much to the satisfaction of his friend that in a short time he was in possession of the object of his desires, and Camilla so happy in having won Anselmo for her husband, that she gave thanks unceasingly to heaven and to Lothario, by whose means such good fortune had fallen to her.
To dream that you live in splendor, denotes that you will succeed to elevations, and will reside in a different state to the one you now occupy.
Some Brahmins, clad in all the sumptuousness of Oriental apparel, and leading a woman who faltered at every step, followed.