Jack Pumpkinhead arrived, wearing a pair of new, white kid gloves; and he brought a birthday present
for Ozma consisting of a necklace of pumpkin-seeds.
`You've got a birthday present
this time, Jim, and no mistake.
"A birthday present
for our child, Aurelia," he would say,--"a little nest-egg for the future;" but Aurelia once remarked in a moment of bitterness that the hen never lived that could sit on those eggs and hatch anything out of them.
"The wicked Colonel's will has left his Diamond as a birthday present
to my cousin Rachel," says Mr.
[Picking up fan.] Yes, you gave me this fan to-day; it was your birthday present
. If that woman crosses my threshold, I shall strike her across the face with it.
Besides these there were standard volumes of poetry, published by Phillips & Sampson, from worn- out plates; for a birthday present
my mother got me Wordsworth in this shape, and I am glad to think that I once read the "Excursion" in it, for I do not think I could do so now, and I have a feeling that it is very right and fit to have read the "Excursion." To be honest, it was very hard reading even then, and I cannot truthfully pretend that I have ever liked Wordsworth except in parts, though for the matter of that, I do not suppose that any one ever did.
"Oh, Tom, that 's a birthday present
worth having, for it 's so beautifully given I don't see how you can refuse it.
When we were at Vienna her twentieth birthday occurred, and as she was very fond of ornaments, we all took the opportunity of the splendid jewellers' shops in that Teutonic Paris to purchase her a birthday present
And Vail's captains are working now with almost breathless haste to give him a birthday present
of a talk across the continent from his farm in Vermont.
Carey was married she had three hundred pounds, and this money, carefully watched, had been used by her to meet any unforeseen expense, any urgent charity, or to buy Christmas and birthday presents
for her husband and for Philip.
For six months she saved her egg-money, which was hers by right of allotment, and on his birthday presented
him with a turning-lathe of wonderful simplicity and multifarious efficiencies.
"After we had packed our dresses and our birthday presents
, our books and our music, we began to sort our letters, which had got confused from being placed on the table together.