They would coolly skip over our age of the world, and say: "Smyrna was not faithful unto death, and so her crown of life was denied her; Ephesus repented, and lo
If her crown of life had been an insurance policy, she would have had an opportunity to collect on it the first time she fell.
Shtcherbatsky and Tchirikov, supporting the crowns and stumbling over the bride's train, smiling too and seeming delighted at something, were at one moment left behind, at the next treading on the bridal pair as the priest came to a halt.
Taking the crowns off their heads the priest read the last prayer and congratulated the young people.
He had never been in the room at the Crown in his lifedid not know the people who kept it by sight.
I was going to observe, sir," said Frank Churchill, "that one of the great recommendations of this change would be the very little danger of any body's catching cold so much less danger at the Crown than at Randalls
But wait, the worst is that on the next day, when I wanted to take the crown to buy tripe, I found a dead leaf in its place.
Goody Falourdel, have you brought that leaf into which the crown which the demon gave you was transformed?
Cast by your icy crown
and sceptre, and let the sunlight of love fall softly on your heart.
Here is a profane and drunken minstrel, called Allan-a-Dale nebulo quidam who has menaced me with corporal punishment nay, with death itself, an I pay not down four hundred crowns
of ransom, to the boot of all the treasure he hath already robbed me of gold chains and gymmal rings to an unknown value; besides what is broken and spoiled among their rude hands, such as my pouncer-box and silver crisping-tongs.
They asked him how he had come to the conclusion that the ten crowns
were in the cane; he replied, that observing how the old man who swore gave the stick to his opponent while he was taking the oath, and swore that he had really and truly given him the crowns
, and how as soon as he had done swearing he asked for the stick again, it came into his head that the sum demanded must be inside it; and from this he said it might be seen that God sometimes guides those who govern in their judgments, even though they may be fools; besides he had himself heard the curate of his village mention just such another case, and he had so good a memory, that if it was not that he forgot everything he wished to remember, there would not be such a memory in all the island.
A man who possesses three hundred thousand crowns
can no longer expect to wear a smooth brow; a wrinkle for every hundred thousand livres is not too much.