He began gathering the grape-leaves which screened the sun from the grapes
, and won the heart of the gardener.
The old wood-road led him to a clearing, where a dozen acres of grapes grew on wine-red soil.
I'm going back into the office this fall after I get the grapes off."
I found now I had business enough to gather and carry home; and I resolved to lay up a store as well of grapes as limes and lemons, to furnish myself for the wet season, which I knew was approaching.
(so I must now call my tent and my cave); but before I got thither the grapes were spoiled; the richness of the fruit and the weight of the juice having broken them and bruised them, they were good for little or nothing; as to the limes, they were good, but I could bring but a few.
Twice we entered and stole grapes, and the second time somebody shouted at us from some invisible place.
But boldness breeds boldness, and shortly I plunged into a Vineyard, in the full light of the moon, and captured a gallon of superb grapes, not even minding the presence of a peasant who rode by on a mule.
In the first place, the enormous cutting tackles, among other ponderous things comprising a cluster of blocks generally painted green, and which no single man can possibly lift --this vast bunch of grapes
was swayed up to the main-top and firmly lashed to the lower mast-head, the strongest point anywhere above a ship's deck.
MY DEAREST LITTLE BARBARA,--I am sending you a few grapes
, which are good for a convalescent person, and strongly recommended by doctors for the allayment of fever.
He quoted several texts (for he was well read in Scripture), such as, He visits the sins of the fathers upon the children; and the fathers have eaten sour grapes
, and the children's teeth are set on edge ,&c.
Now the Cyclopes neither plant nor plough, but trust in providence, and live on such wheat, barley, and grapes
as grow wild without any kind of tillage, and their wild grapes
yield them wine as the sun and the rain may grow them.
True, Master Doctor; and, since I find you so kind, I will make known unto you what my heart desires to have; and, were it now summer, as it is January, a dead time of the winter, I would request no better meat than a dish of ripe grapes