Here, no doubt, statistics of the former commerce of Salem might be discovered, and memorials of her princely merchants -- old King Derby -- old Billy
Gray -- old Simon Forrester -- and many another magnate in his day, whose powdered head, however, was scarcely in the tomb before his mountain pile of wealth began to dwindle.
You ask the portier at what hours the trains leave--he tells you instantly; or you ask him who is the best physician in town; or what is the hack tariff; or how many children the mayor has; or what days the galleries are open, and whether a permit is required, and where you are to get it, and what you must pay for it; or when the theaters open and close, what the plays are to be, and the price of seats; or what is the newest thing in hats; or how the bills of mortality average; or "who struck Billy
en de ole watchman, Billy
Hatch, he 'uz a-noddin' on de companionway;--en I knowed 'em all; en, lan', but dey did look good
By the time Ben was fagged out, Tom had traded the next chance to Billy
Fisher for a kite, in good repair; and when he played out, Johnny Miller bought in for a dead rat and a string to swing it with -- and so on, and so on, hour after hour.
Black Dog as ever was, come for to see his old shipmate Billy
, at the Admiral Benbow inn.
The gun-bullocks lay down together and began chewing the cud, but the young mule huddled close to Billy
I'll send no man away because he's stupid: if Billy
Taft, the idiot, wanted to learn anything, I'd not refuse to teach him.
Mayhap you may be thinking too that the Royal Billy
isn’t so good a ship as the Billy
de Paris; but she would have licked two of her any day, and in all weathers.
With him, also, came his great favorite and confidential counseller, Kraimaker; who, from holding a post equivalent to that of prime minister, had been familiarly named Billy
Pitt by the British visitors to the islands.
Five years from now, or so on, maybe, you'll be lookin' over your first year's accounts, and, knowin' what you'll know then, you'll say: 'Well, Billy
Beartup'--or Old Cloke as it might be--'did me proper when I was new.
When, a year later, Billy
was born, she was swept up to that dizzy crest of rapture which, to finely attuned souls, is the recompense and justification of all their valleys.
the din of all the great double petards of the Saint-Jean, the discharge of twenty arquebuses on supports, the detonation of that famous serpentine of the Tower of Billy
, which, during the siege of Paris, on Sunday, the twenty-sixth of September, 1465, killed seven Burgundians at one blow, the explosion of all the powder stored at the gate of the Temple, would have rent his ears less rudely at that solemn and dramatic moment, than these few words, which fell from the lips of the usher, "His eminence, Monseigneur the Cardinal de Bourbon.