Such were the items
of the four thousand pounds that Dr.
There's nothing amiss about the loose items
. I was wrong about the torn mass-book, too; there's no harm in that.
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.
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.
, 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.
They did not make the mistake of handling human affairs in the bulk, but disposed of them item
Jerry knew this as indubitably as he acted upon it, although all the while it never entered his head as an item
of conscious knowledge.
Among other public buildings in a certain town, which for many reasons it will be prudent to refrain from mentioning, and to which I will assign no fictitious name, there is one anciently common to most towns, great or small: to wit, a workhouse; and in this workhouse was born; on a day and date which I need not trouble myself to repeat, inasmuch as it can be of no possible consequence to the reader, in this stage of the business at all events; the item
of mortality whose name is prefixed to the head of this chapter.