Let me water you first,' he went on, speaking to the horse just as to someone who understood the words he was using, and having whisked the dusty, grooved back of the well-fed young stallion with the skirt of his coat
, he put a bridle on his handsome head, straightened his ears and forelock, and having taken off his halter led him out to water.
'Here you are, sir,' shouted a strange specimen of the human race, in a sackcloth coat
, and apron of the same, who, with a brass label and number round his neck, looked as if he were catalogued in some collection of rarities.
Ye've a French soldier's coat
upon your back and a Scotch tongue in your head, to be sure; but so has many an honest fellow in these days, and I dare say none the worse of it."
This posture it must be confessed did not much improve their appearance, as their own personal tails and their coat
tails--both capital things in their way--did not agree together.
While one thick garment is, for most purposes, as good as three thin ones, and cheap clothing can be obtained at prices really to suit customers; while a thick coat
can be bought for five dollars, which will last as many years, thick pantaloons for two dollars, cowhide boots for a dollar and a half a pair, a summer hat for a quarter of a dollar, and a winter cap for sixty-two and a half cents, or a better be made at home at a nominal cost, where is he so poor that, clad in such a suit, of his own earning, there will not be found wise men to do him reverence?
On the wedding day, we may suppose that honest John Hull dressed himself in a plum-colored coat
, all the buttons of which were made of pine-tree shillings.
In his hands he had the A-B-C book for his son, but the old coat
There had been rain during the night; there was water in the shoes, and the coat
was somewhat shrunk.
"Oh, you don't understand, Jim; a coat
of arms is very different."
"Doesn't anybody in the whole house know where my coat
Monsieur Thuran, for reasons of his own, preferred to draw first if the drawing should happen to require a second adventure beneath the coat
And soon afterwards, divesting himself only of his shoes and coat
, laid himself down.