"Well," said the mate, as they proceeded to drag the machine out of the ditch, "I should think, Jack, you've celebrated your birthday about enough; now you'd better give over, or we shall all be sent home in a sack."
He states that for the first fourteen years of his life, PUNCHINELLO was, to all intents and purposes, a person of little or no fortune, and that he depended entirely upon his parents for support; that, until he had reached his fifth birthday, he had absolutely no knowledge of English literature, and was entirely ignorant of even the rudiments of the classics; that he never paid one cent of income tax at that period of his life; and that his belief in the fundamental principles of political economy was, at that time, doubted by all who knew him best!
The Countess had only just passed her thirty-ninth birthday when this last great sorrow came upon her.
My dear Gertrude,--I never give birthday presents, but you see I do sometimes write a birthday letter: so, as I've just arrived here, I am writing this to wish you many and many a happy return of your birthday to-morrow.
Grandpa Kennedy, although nearing his ninetieth birthday, was still a man of affairs, and what was still more important on this occasion, a lifelong Conservative.
Swift, it is true, kept his birthday as a day of mourning; but no man who hates humanity can hope to find life endurable, for the measure of our sympathies is the measure of our joy in living.
Mr. Hutchinson made a few remarks to the friends who had called upon him, in the course of which he said: 'I never spent a more enjoyable birthday than this, except upon the occasion of my seventy-fifth, which I spent in New York and was tendered a reception by the American Temperance union, of which I was the organizer.
Anne's cat, Nicky, was there, the black Persian that Jerrold had given her last birthday.
Octavius, to whom the poem is dedicated, is addressed Octavi venerande and sancte puer, a clear reference to the remarkable honor that Caesar secured for him by election to the office of pontiff when he was approaching his fifteenth birthday and before he assumed the toga virilis.
II LOUISA MANNERS (By Mary Lamb) My name is Louisa Manners; I was seven years of age last birthday, which was on the first of May. I remember only four birthdays.
But he was curious--disinterestedly curious--to know what pretext Undine would invent for being so late, and what excuse she would have found for forgetting the little boy's birthday.
Doubtless they are well-intentioned marks of respect, but they caused this person considerable apprehension as he passed among them, and, indeed, give to this unusually pleasant and unassuming spot the by no means inviting atmosphere of a low-class tea-house garden during the festivities attending the birthday of the sacred Emperor.'
After they have served as quaestors and aediles, or tribunes, let them be praetors, when they have attained their thirtieth birthday.
Making his an issue of freedom of expression, and indicting the man who weeks back graced Rajan's birthday -- Manoharbab Parrikar -- was bound to strike a chord.
I have weathered some forty-seven birthdays; and I have done much as other men do, and all that--there have been flirtations and suchlike, and--er--some women have been kinder to me than I deserved.
Could God turn my eighteenth birthday into a day of mourning?
If you do not like sentiment and symbolism, you do not like Christmas; go away and celebrate something else; I should suggest the birthday of Mr. M'Cabe.
To each of these half-orphaned ones in turn, I had to read "Little Susy's Six Birthdays," and both always said to me when I finished, "Please read it again."
Obliged to set out early that morning for M. Hall, he will press her with letters to meet him next Thursday, her uncle's birthday, at the altar.
Thus he did not reach the place of his destination till noon, on the day preceding his birthday.
You never did notice a birthday; why should you begin now?"
The suddenness of Whitehead's decease came near leaving a royal birthday unsung,--an omission scarcely pardonable with one of George the Third's methodical habits.
Nobody at seventy-one and with many still to love and leave on earth, can hail a birthday with much gladness.... The real sadness to me of birthdays, and of all marked days, is in the bitterly disappointing answer I am obliged to make to myself to the question: "Am I nearer to God than a year ago?" ...
God grant you many and many another birthday of happiness, as I trust this one is to you and your home.... Your letter was an echo of much that we had been saying to one another, as we read our novel--not only does nobody, man or even woman, see every change and know its meaning in the human countenance, and interpret rightly the slight flush, the hidden tremor, the shade of pallor, the faint tinge, etc.;
And, once again, she remembered gathering them one Shakespeare's birthday, to crown a little bust in Henry's study.
He was but thirty-two when he first projected Paradise Lost, and through all the intervening years of hazardous political industry he had kept the seed warm in his heart, its fruit only to be brought forth with tragic patience in those seven years of blindness and imminent peril of the scaffold which followed his fiftieth birthday.
Indeed, some old people of rank who were there she succeeded in completely winning over to herself, by having contrived to find out their birthdays or christening days, and marking them with some particular celebration.
But as long as you were asking me what I wanted for my birthday-- FEJEVARY: Madeline, I am not here to discuss your birthday.
It is Spring, it is chorussing Spring; 'tis the birthday of Earth, and for you!
"They're cheering my birthday," cries Ingrid. "
How do you know but that she wants to save a little out of the market-money to buy you a nicer birthday present than usual?
One day in the spring of the year that brought her thirteenth birthday, Elizabeth ran down through the morning mist, and plucked the first spring flower.
We possess a doll of 1794 to whom her old mother bequeathed her birthday.
ON THOUGHTS AT FIFTY Stevenson, it will be remembered, once assigned his birthday to a little girl--or was it a boy?--of his acquaintance.
I saw the company that was there assembled on the birthday of the little prince, and saw him in his nurse's arms at the window the next day after his birth.