The water stood in my eyes to hear this avowal of his dependence; just as if a royal eagle, chained to a perch, should be forced to entreat a sparrow to become its purveyor
Scarcely had they got back to their own house when the purveyor
entered his room.
This alternative of millions to be earned and present ruin staring him in the face, deprived the purveyor
of most of his faculties: he became nearly imbecile for several days; the man had so abused his health by excesses that when the thunderbolt fell upon him he had no strength to resist.
Your very humble and obedient servant, Godeau, Purveyor
of the Musketeers
of gossip, do not spread that report.
He was the chief purveyor
of the Legitimist armies, an honest broker of stores, and enjoyed a great reputation for cleverness.
Who would think that so pretty a toy would be a purveyor
to the gallows and the prison?
The community of fowls to which Tess had been appointed as supervisor, purveyor
, nurse, surgeon, and friend, made its headquarters in an old thatched cottage standing in an enclosure that had once been a garden, but was now a trampled and sanded square.
On the other hand, this Morse Hudson is the purveyor
of busts in that part of London, and these three were the only ones which had been in his shop for years.
You may prove to be as welcome as the king's purveyor
to the village dame.
And now let us see how our city will be able to supply this great demand: We may suppose that one man is a husbandman, another a builder, some one else a weaver--shall we add to them a shoemaker, or perhaps some other purveyor
to our bodily wants?
These were principally accounts owing in connection with his race horses, to the purveyor
of oats and hay, the English saddler, and so on.