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Does not the stuff appear as beautiful to you, as it did to my lord the minister?
And accordingly he praised the stuff he could not see, and declared that he was delighted with both colors and patterns.
They gave out that they knew how to weave stuffs of the most beautiful colors and elaborate patterns, the clothes manufactured from which should have the wonderful property of remaining invisible to everyone who was unfit for the office he held, or who was extraordinarily simple in character.
He drew up to the table again and she sewed on in silence, with dropped lashes, while he sat in fascinated contemplation of the way in which her hands went up and down above the strip of stuff, just as he had seen a pair of birds make short perpendicular flights over a nest they were building.
She sat silent, her hands clasped on her work, and it seemed to him that a warm current flowed toward him along the strip of stuff that still lay unrolled between them.
I believe I lost some money for not agreeing to it; but let others do as they will; a little matter shall never bribe me to degrade my own profession, nor will I ever willingly consent to the spoiling the decency and regularity of my stage, by introducing any such low stuff upon it.
There was a great deal of low stuff in it about a country gentleman come up to town to stand for parliament-man; and there they brought a parcel of his servants upon the stage, his coachman I remember particularly; but the gentlemen in our gallery could not bear anything so low, and they damned it.
I fancy I recollect some stuff being poured in between my teeth; and that is all.
So then I judged that all that stuff was only just one of Tom Sawyer's lies.
That's rough stuff, and all you can get back for it is rough stuff.
The trouble was I had to share the stuff, and the length of the traverse was doubtful.
The trouble with the stuff was that I had to take such inordinate quantities in order to feel the slightest effect.