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For common gifts, necessity makes pertinences and beauty every day, and one is glad when an imperative leaves him no option; since if the man at the door have no shoes, you have not to consider whether you could procure him a paint-box.
So Glaucus came seeking her to wife with gifts; but cloud-driving Zeus, king of the deathless gods, bent his head in oath that the....
To begin with, he would have the great goodness to observe that there were love-gifts, and there were nuptial gifts. For example, these ravishing ear-rings and this necklace so superb to correspond, were what one called a love- gift.
Would he understand that the woman, who had no courage, had not the gift--had not the gift!
The magi brought valuable gifts, but that was not among them.
Between these two gifts there were others of generous proportions which came every year from both Mr.
Go, go; you talk boldly of the creatur's of the Lord, though I plainly see you are but a child in matters that concern their gifts and instincts.
But all the gifts of the first eleven fairies were in the meantime fulfilled; for the princess was so beautiful, and well behaved, and good, and wise, that everyone who knew her loved her.
When his birthday is come, do you take TEN of the books, and give them to him yourself--that is, FOR yourself, as being YOUR share of the gift. Then I will take the eleventh book, and give it to him MYSELF, as being my gift.
Ward, original literary gifts, are willing to make a long act of self- denial or self-effacement [20] for the benefit of the public.
Take now one look at your little friend, and then go forth to seek from the Air Spirits your second gift."
"I knew what your answer would be," replied the Gifted and Honourable Editor.
I was blinded with passion and yielded to my worser mind; therefore I will make amends, and will give him great gifts by way of atonement.
He had from the first, as Sir Hugh Evans says of Anne Page, 'good gifts', which he improved by study and attention in a most exemplary manner.
My gifted relative has made her first appearance in public, and has laid the foundation of our future fortunes.