For example, I noticed that nothing was more common than for another's hand to stretch out and grab one's winnings whenever one had won
. Then there would arise a dispute, and frequently an uproar; and it would be a case of "I beg of you to prove, and to produce witnesses to the fact, that the stake is yours."
And know this, the axe must be won
in fight; if it is stolen or found, it has no virtue--nay, it brings shame and death to him who holds it."
I state once more that in his thirty-first year Archibald Mealing went in for a golf championship, and won
I suppose the suspense of the reader is now painful, and therefore I shall say at once that David won
the match with two lovely fours, the one over my head and the other to leg all along the ground.
(His very nickname, "Scratch," arose from a Berserker trick of his, in fighting, of tearing off his opponent's face.) And that I had won
his friendship, all thanks were due to John Barleycorn.
And when you have won
the last victory, when you can find no more to win, then ends love.
Lydgate was playing well, and felt confident; the bets were dropping round him, and with a swift glancing thought of the probable gain which might double the sum he was saving from his horse, he began to bet on his own play, and won
again and again.
"And you've won
the twenty-five dollars," continued Diana jubilantly.
Phileas Fogg, then, had won
the twenty thousand pounds; but, as he had spent nearly nineteen thousand on the way, the pecuniary gain was small.
A Chief may, and often does, play almost an entire game without leaving his own square, where, mounted upon a thoat, he may overlook the entire field and direct each move, nor may he be reproached for lack of courage should he elect thus to play the game since, by the rules, were he to be slain or so badly wounded as to be compelled to withdraw, a game that might otherwise have been won
by the science of his play and the prowess of his men would be drawn.
The duke, therefore, having acquired the Romagna and beaten the Colonnesi, while wishing to hold that and to advance further, was hindered by two things: the one, his forces did not appear loyal to him, the other, the goodwill of France: that is to say, he feared that the forces of the Orsini, which he was using, would not stand to him, that not only might they hinder him from winning more, but might themselves seize what he had won
, and that the king might also do the same.
Tarr and Professor Fether"; such bits of extravaganza as "The Devil in the Belfry" and "The Angel of the Odd"; such tales of adventure as "The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym"; such papers of keen criticism and review as won
for Poe the enthusiastic admiration of Charles Dickens, although they made him many enemies among the over-puffed minor American writers so mercilessly exposed by him; such poems of beauty and melody as "The Bells," "The Haunted Palace," "Tamerlane," "The City in the Sea" and "The Raven." What delight for the jaded senses of the reader is this enchanted domain of wonder-pieces!