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"If thou followest these precepts and rules, Sancho, thy days will be long, thy fame eternal, thy reward abundant, thy felicity unutterable; thou wilt marry thy children as thou wouldst; they and thy grandchildren will bear titles; thou wilt live in peace and concord with all men; and, when life draws to a close, death will come to thee in calm and ripe old age, and the light and loving hands of thy great-grandchildren will close thine eyes.
No doubt Henry would pardon her outburst, and go on blustering and muddling into a ripe old age. But what was the good?
At the ripe old age of seventy-two he was climbing around a corner of a lofty precipice of the Pic du Midi--nobody with him--when he slipped and fell.
"He might have lived to a ripe old age if he'd stayed at home," Henry agreed.
since the sad news of the icon's passing at the ripe old age of 97.
MEDICAL students in the US have discovered that a woman who lived to the ripe old age of 99 had all her internal organs - except for her heart - in the wrong place.
LIVERPOOL'S European Cup goalscoring hero Alan Kennedy is back playing for England at the ripe old age of 64.
For 35 years he kept a well-known hostelry in Meriden Street, but had retired from business before he died at the ripe old age of 79.
'If you are lucky and you don't get any diseases like cancer, you get a chance to live to a ripe old age, but you hasten the process if you don't use the body,' he said.
The world's oldest known spider has died at the ripe old age of 43 after being monitored for years during a long-term population study in Australia, researchers said Monday.
People living in Dorset are more likely to live to 75 than anyone else in the UK, with 78% of men and 86% of women reaching that ripe old age. Mancunians, however, have the worst lot, with only 52% of men reaching 75.
20 Number of Australian Open campaigns for Roger Federer, who is favourite to win Down Under at the ripe old age of 36.
ISLAMABAD -- TOKYO: An elderly penguin who shot to fame in Japan after falling in love with a cardboard cut-out of a cartoon character has died, at the ripe old age of 21.
While I did it at the ripe old age of 10 (Daisy, of course, which I wore out), now at age 70 I still own a bunch.
But scientists have now declared the tree dead at the ripe old age of about 600.