I do not think this general insolvency, which involves in some sort all the population, to be the reason of the difficulty experienced at Christmas and New Year and other times, in bestowing gifts
; since it is always so pleasant to be generous, though very vexatious to pay debts.
Secretly did the Father snatch her away and gave her a gift
, the golden necklace, the toy which Hephaestus the famed craftsman once made by his cunning skill and brought and gave it to his father for a possession.
For example, then, said the little woman, what species of gift
did Monsieur desire?
But the memory of the vision, the memory that abides forever within the seer made him say to her with the naive austerity of a convert awed by the touch of a new creed, "You haven't the gift
." He turned his back on her, leaving her completely mystified.
Had the Queen of Sheba lived in the flat across the airshaft, Della would have let her hair hang out the window some day to dry just to depreciate Her Majesty's jewels and gifts
. Had King Solomon been the janitor, with all his treasures piled up in the basement, Jim would have pulled out his watch every time he passed, just to see him pluck at his beard from envy.
Some people may say that it was Tuskegee's good luck that brought to us this gift
of fifty thousand dollars.
you have urged him beyond his natural gifts
, and he is like a worried hound.
So twelve fairies came, each with a high red cap on her head, and red shoes with high heels on her feet, and a long white wand in her hand: and after the feast was over they gathered round in a ring and gave all their best gifts
to the little princess.
Let us add to them these two-and- a-half roubles of yours, and buy the books together, and make them our joint gift
." The old man was overjoyed, and pulled out his money en masse; whereupon the huckster loaded him with our common library.
genius, or only a very distinguished talent, the gift
which Amiel nursed so jealously did come into evidence.
It was early morning, and the rosy light shone brightly through the lily-leaves upon her, as Thistle entered, and laid his first gift
at the Brownie King's feet.
and Honourable Editor, who by practice of his profession had acquired wealth and distinction, applied to an Old Friend for the hand of his daughter in marriage.