These attributes, in spite of poverty and the strict integrity which shut him out from the more worldly successes, attracted to him many admirable persons, as naturally as sweet herbs
draw bees, and as naturally he gave them the honey into which fifty years of hard experience had distilled no bitter drop.
She told me that in her village at home there was an old beggar woman who went about selling herbs
and roots she had dug up in the forest.
As Edna seated herself at table with them she thought, "Better a dinner of herbs
," though it did not take her long to discover that it was no dinner of herbs
, but a delicious repast, simple, choice, and in every way satisfying.
Six Delaware girls, with their long, dark, flowing tresses falling loosely across their bosoms, stood apart, and only gave proof of their existence as they occasionally strewed sweet-scented herbs
and forest flowers on a litter of fragrant plants that, under a pall of Indian robes, supported all that now remained of the ardent, high-souled, and generous Cora.
The chimney of the new house, in short, belching forth its kitchen smoke, impregnated the whole air with the scent of meats, fowls, and fishes, spicily concocted with odoriferous herbs
, and onions in abundance.
He described him as a man of skill in all Christian modes of physical science, and likewise familiar with whatever the savage people could teach in respect to medicinal herbs
and roots that grew in the forest.
When the children were not well at home, Teta Elzbieta would gather herbs
and cure them; now she was obliged to go to the drugstore and buy extracts--and how was she to know that they were all adulterated?
said Miss Ophelia to herself, proceeding to tumble over the drawer, where she found a nutmeg-grater and two or three nutmegs, a Methodist hymn-book, a couple of soiled Madras handkerchiefs, some yarn and knitting-work, a paper of tobacco and a pipe, a few crackers, one or two gilded china-saucers with some pomade in them, one or two thin old shoes, a piece of flannel carefully pinned up enclosing some small white onions, several damask table-napkins, some coarse crash towels, some twine and darning-needles, and several broken papers, from which sundry sweet herbs
were sifting into the drawer.
Belike were none in the world more holy than these; for they gave themselves to study of pious books, and spoke not the one to the other, or indeed to any, and ate decayed herbs
and naught thereto, and slept hard, and prayed much, and washed never; also they wore the same garment until it fell from their bodies through age and decay.
The new Friederichsbad is a very large and beautiful building, and in it one may have any sort of bath that has ever been invented, and with all the additions of herbs
and drugs that his ailment may need or that the physician of the establishment may consider a useful thing to put into the water.
Well has Solomon said--"Better is a dinner of herbs
where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith.
Early in the morning and late in the fading twilight and on all the days Colin and Mary did not see him, Dickon worked there planting or tending potatoes and cabbages, turnips and carrots and herbs
for his mother.