The fair


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anything beautiful; women, collectively.
- Shak.

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On accosting the landlord, the fair gentleman volunteered the following statement:
The fair gentleman, seeing the signs of bad weather, desired to remain in Mr.
It was put an end to by the fair gentleman, in his own pleasant way.
And all with pearl and ruby glowing Was the fair palace door, Through which came flowing, flowing, flowing, And sparkling evermore, A troop of Echoes, whose sweet duty Was but to sing, In voices of surpassing beauty, The wit and wisdom of their king.
All that day, amid the jam of people at the Fair, he had gone about feeling lonely.
She had come home from Cleveland, where she was attending college, to spend a day at the Fair. She also had begun to have memories.
With the sun rose the Fairies, and, with Eva, hastened away to the fountain, whose cool waters were soon filled with little forms, and the air ringing with happy voices, as the Elves floated in the blue waves among the fair white lilies, or sat on the green moss, smoothing their bright locks, and wearing fresh garlands of dewy flowers.
The fair warrior perceived their miscarriage, and immediately from her fair bosom drew forth a deadly sigh.
"The fair one, enraged at her frequent disappointments, determined on a short cessation of arms.
At such times archery was always the main sport of the day, for the Nottinghamshire yeomen were the best hand at the longbow in all merry England, but this year the Sheriff hesitated a long time before he issued proclamation of the Fair, fearing lest Robin Hood and his band might come to it.
Then up spoke Little John: "Nay, but hearken, good master," said he, "only today Will Stutely, young David of Doncaster, and I were at the Sign of the Blue Boar, and there we heard all the news of this merry Fair, and also that the Sheriff hath offered this prize, that we of Sherwood might not care to come to the Fair; so, good master, if thou wilt, I would fain go and strive to win even this poor thing among the stout yeomen who will shoot at Nottingham Town."
As the manager of the Performance sits before the curtain on the boards and looks into the Fair, a feeling of profound melancholy comes over him in his survey of the bustling place.