Take all that you have asked,'' said he, ``Sir Knight take ten times more reduce me to ruin and to beggary
, if thou wilt, nay, pierce me with thy poniard, broil me on that furnace, but spare my daughter, deliver her in safety and honour
I answered, "that his excellency's prudence, quality, and fortune, had exempted him from those defects, which folly and beggary
had produced in others.
continued the queen, without restraining her tears, "it is better to fight as the king has done, and to die, as perhaps he will, than live in beggary
Whenever he met with them, however, they had always a large suite of half-starved dogs: for these animals, in savage as well as in civilized life, seem to be the concomitants of beggary
Such appellants, unsupported by money, interest, or power, seldom make out a very strong case for reparation of any sort, in this righteous world of ours, and had it not been for the goodness of the dauphine it is probable that the vicomtesse and her grand-daughter would have been reduced to downright beggary
There was nothing but immediate beggary
He rushes to some secret hoard, where he has accumulated the fruits of his beggary
, and he stuffs all the coins upon which he can lay his hands into the pockets to make sure of the coat's sinking.
In the midst of this Round Table of beggary
, Clopin Trouillefou,--as the doge of this senate, as the king of this peerage, as the pope of this conclave,-- dominated; first by virtue of the height of his hogshead, and next by virtue of an indescribable, haughty, fierce, and formidable air, which caused his eyes to flash, and corrected in his savage profile the bestial type of the race of vagabonds.
His noble bearing disposed some people in his favour, while others on the contrary seemed pleased at the sight of a gentleman who had come to beggary
Maud, being relieved from the fear of back-door beggary
, soon became reconciled to bankruptcy; thought it rather a good joke, on the whole, for children like novelty, and don't care much for Mrs.
Then some left their homes and went away to seek new masters who would be willing to pay more, while others took to a life of wandering beggary
The thoughts of leaving her almost rent his heart asunder; but the consideration of reducing her to ruin and beggary
still racked him, if possible, more; and if the violent desire of possessing her person could have induced him to listen one moment to this alternative, still he was by no means certain of her resolution to indulge his wishes at so high an expense.