, twelve silver pennies," interposed the tinker, unsubdued; "item
, one crust of bread, 'gainst my supper.
, that he shall exercise the authority of Warden, in the Warden's absence.' Why, that's been changed into 'shall be absolute governor for life, with the title of Emperor, if elected to that office by the people.' What!
, it is my wish that if Antonia Quixana, my niece, desires to marry, she shall marry a man of whom it shall be first of all ascertained by information taken that he does not know what books of chivalry are; and if it should be proved that he does, and if, in spite of this, my niece insists upon marrying him, and does marry him, then that she shall forfeit the whole of what I have left her, which my executors shall devote to works of charity as they please.
, that between nones and vespers on the feast of James the Less the said brother John was observed upon the Brockenhurst road, near the spot which is known as Hatchett's Pond in converse with a person of the other sex, being a maiden of the name of Mary Sowley, the daughter of the King's verderer.
For she had received no letter from Walter in two weeks, and the next item
on the bill of fare was dandelions--dandelions with some kind of egg--but bother the egg!--dandelions, with whose golden blooms Walter had crowned her his queen of love and future bride--dandelions, the harbingers of spring, her sorrow's crown of sorrow--reminder of her happiest days.
. Heaps and heaps of loose snuff, not kept in a horn, or even a pouch, but lying in heaps on the mantelpieces, on the sideboard, on the piano, anywhere.
I have not distorted the truth in saying that the facts in the above item
, about the army and the Indians, are made use of to discourage emigration to America.
"Now, Wemmick," said the latter then, resuming his usual manner, "what item
was it you were at, when Mr.
At every fresh item
of intelligence the natives betrayed the liveliest interest, and redoubled the energy with which they employed themselves in collecting fruit to sell to the expected visitors.
The little account, about which we quarreled and finally parted, cannot, in any item
, be thought overcharged, by gentlemen really conversant with the nature of the business.
When he had copied the article a second time and rolled it up carefully, he read in a newspaper an item
on hints to beginners, and discovered the iron law that manuscripts should never be rolled and that they should be written on one side of the paper.
2 shillings and 8 pence.' 'For mending of hell head, 6 pence.' 'Item
, link for setting the world on fire.' Apparently women never acted; men and boys took the women's parts.