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X had ordered the dinner, and when the wine came on, he picked up a bottle, glanced at the label, and then turned to the grave, the melancholy, the sepulchral head waiter and said it was not the sort of wine he had asked for.
The people rudely pictured as drinking in the wine-shops, croaked over their scanty measures of thin wine and beer, and were gloweringly confidential together.
I was a poised and motionless receptacle for all that quantity of wine. It lay inert in my fear-inert stomach.
When he entered the forest he met a little grey-haired old man who bade him good day, and said: 'Do give me a piece of cake out of your pocket, and let me have a draught of your wine; I am so hungry and thirsty.' But the clever son answered: 'If I give you my cake and wine, I shall have none for myself; be off with you,' and he left the little man standing and went on.
"I have heard," said Blaisois, "that port is a very good wine."
On this occasion, when the soothsayer was longing for wine, it happened that the king on the left, the silent one, also found expression for once.
Heaven sent us excellent sport; I had twelve ships with me, and each ship got nine goats, while my own ship had ten; thus through the livelong day to the going down of the sun we ate and drank our fill, and we had plenty of wine left, for each one of us had taken many jars full when we sacked the city of the Cicons, and this had not yet run out.
"I mean that your butler had not wine for all tastes, monsieur; and that M.
"Don't you see, you thief, that the blood and the fountain are only these skins here that have been stabbed and the red wine swimming all over the room?- and I wish I saw the soul of him that stabbed them swimming in hell."
his large eyes gleamed, rather than shone; for the effect of wine on his excitable brain was not more powerful than instantaneous.
"In this case," replied Caderousse, "let's have some more wine. I wish to drink to the health of Edmond and the lovely Mercedes."
Here and there, in irregular patches where the steep and the soil favored, wine grapes were growing.
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