Sorry to hear from Tope that you have not been well, Jasper.
Jasper is a dark man of some six-and-twenty, with thick, lustrous, well-arranged black hair and whiskers.
We shall miss you, Jasper, at the "Alternate Musical Wednesdays" to-night; but no doubt you are best at home.
Clah to goodness if dat conceit o' yo'n strikes in, Jasper, it gwine to kill you sho'.
Over in the vacant lots was Jasper, young, coal black, and of magnificent build, sitting on a wheelbarrow in the pelting sun--at work, supposably, whereas he was in fact only preparing for it by taking an hour's rest before beginning.
Jasper went to work energetically, at once, perceiving that his leisure was observed.
All that I can make out is that Miss Reade is going to marry Jasper Dale, and I don't like the idea one bit.
Forty years later I wrote to her, across the leagues of land and sea that divided us, and told her that Jasper Dale was dead; and I reminded her of her old promise and asked its fulfilment.
The gates of pearl and jasper
swung back upon their golden hinges, making the most ravishing music, and the Saint, stepping aside, bowed low, saying:
On the cloth being removed Don Antonio, taking Don Quixote by the hand, passed with him into a distant room in which there was nothing in the way of furniture except a table, apparently of jasper, resting on a pedestal of the same, upon which was set up, after the fashion of the busts of the Roman emperors, a head which seemed to be of bronze.
Don Quixote was puzzled, wondering what could be the object of such precautions; whereupon Don Antonio taking his hand passed it over the bronze head and the whole table and the pedestal of jasper on which it stood, and then said, "This head, Senor Don Quixote, has been made and fabricated by one of the greatest magicians and wizards the world ever saw, a Pole, I believe, by birth, and a pupil of the famous Escotillo of whom such marvellous stories are told.
Huge columns carved out of single masses of marble, and inlaid from top to bottom with a hundred intricate figures wrought in costly verde antique; pulpits of the same rich materials, whose draperies hung down in many a pictured fold, the stony fabric counterfeiting the delicate work of the loom; the grand altar brilliant with polished facings and balustrades of oriental agate, jasper
, verde antique, and other precious stones, whose names, even, we seldom hear-- and slabs of priceless lapis lazuli lavished every where as recklessly as if the church had owned a quarry of it.