After many serious discussions with Meg and Jo, the pattern was chosen, the materials bought
, and the slippers begun.
Sylvester West's Drug Store was still open and he went in and bought
everything the newsboys offered him: candy, oranges, brass collar buttons, a watch-charm, and for me a `Life of Jesse James,' which I remember as one of the most satisfactory books I have ever read.
He greatly valued his possessions, chiefly because they were his, and derived genuine pleasure from contemplating a painting, a statuette, a rare lace curtain--no matter what--after he had bought
it and placed it among his household gods.
A pretty degree of knighthood, sir, is that which can be bought
with sugar hogsheads
The place was better the day I bought
it, when it was running wild; you could pick flowers all the way to the gates.
Soon as I found it out I just waltzed into that Jew shop at the Crossing and bought
up all the clothes that would be likely to suit you fellows, before anybody else got a show.
Shortly afterwards, a man in a blue cotton frock, much soiled, came in and bought
a pipe, filling the whole shop, meanwhile, with the hot odor of strong drink, not only exhaled in the torrid atmosphere of his breath, but oozing out of his entire system, like an inflammable gas.
Her mother, with a morbid purpose that may be better understood hereafter, had bought
the richest tissues that could be procured, and allowed her imaginative faculty its full play in the arrangement and decoration of the dresses which the child wore before the public eye.
But be easy, be easy, this here harpooneer I have been tellin' you of has just arrived from the south seas, where he bought
up a lot of 'balmed New Zealand heads (great curios, you know), and he's sold all on 'em but one, and that one he's trying to sell to-night, cause to-morrow's Sunday, and it would not do to be sellin' human heads about the streets when folks is goin' to churches.
After my breaking in," she said, "I was bought
by a dealer to match another chestnut horse.
Then you shall be courteously entreated to call and examine, and shall find an abundance of husbands, wives, brothers, sisters, fathers, mothers, and young children, to be "sold separately, or in lots to suit the convenience of the purchaser;" and that soul immortal, once bought
with blood and anguish by the Son of God, when the earth shook, and the rocks rent, and the graves were opened, can be sold, leased, mortgaged, exchanged for groceries or dry goods, to suit the phases of trade, or the fancy of the purchaser.