They tried to argue it away by reminding conscience that they had purloined sweetmeats
and apples scores of times; but conscience was not to be appeased by such thin plausibilities; it seemed to them, in the end, that there was no getting around the stubborn fact that taking sweetmeats
was only "hooking," while taking bacon and hams and such valuables was plain simple stealing -- and there was a command against that in the Bible.
The will of Cardinal Mazarin was the text of the conversation at the second course and dessert; then Fouquet ordered bowls of sweetmeats
and fountains of liquors to be carried into the salon adjoining the gallery.
'is the new helmet.' She turned the helmet the other side up, And--just picture it!--plop went a pear and sweetmeats
out of it, two pounds of sweetmeats
!...He'd been storing them up, the darling!"
Or else, they grasp at sweetmeats
, and mock at their childishness thereby: they cling to their straw of life, and mock at their still clinging to it.
All about, coming and going round the little flames, men cried for oil, or grain, or sweetmeats
, or tobacco, jostling one another while they waited their turn at the well; and under the men's voices you heard from halted, shuttered carts the high squeals and giggles of women whose faces should not be seen in public.
Jennings's endeavours to cure a disappointment in love, by a variety of sweetmeats
and olives, and a good fire.
Their parents are suffered to see them only twice a year; the visit is to last but an hour; they are allowed to kiss the child at meeting and parting; but a professor, who always stands by on those occasions, will not suffer them to whisper, or use any fondling expressions, or bring any presents of toys, sweetmeats
, and the like.
One can gorge sights to repletion as well as sweetmeats
. Since we breakfasted, this morning, we have seen enough to have furnished us food for a year's reflection if we could have seen the various objects in comfort and looked upon them deliberately.
A pair of Turkish slippers adorned her feet, and necklaces of amber, coral, and filigree hung about her neck, while one hand held a smelling-bottle, and the other the spicy box of oriental sweetmeats
Even the irrepressible man with the apron, who always turns up to sell nuts and sweetmeats
in a crowd, plied his trade in silence, and found few indeed (to the credit of the nation be it spoken) who had the heart to crack a nut at such a time as this.
Having brought this admonition to an end--upon which, to say the truth, the young gentleman for whose benefit it was designed, bestowed little or no heed, having to all appearance his faculties absorbed in the contemplation of the sweetmeats
,--Miss Miggs signified to the company in general that they were not to be uneasy, for she would soon return; and, with her nephew's aid, prepared to bear her wardrobe up the staircase.
But in little domestic difficulties, where the penalty of consumption, or death, is out of the question, this theory of Configuration sometimes comes in awkwardly; and I must confess that occasionally when one of my own Hexagonal Grandsons pleads as an excuse for his disobedience that a sudden change of the temperature has been too much for his Perimeter, and that I ought to lay the blame not on him but on his Configuration, which can only be strengthened by abundance of the choicest sweetmeats
, I neither see my way logically to reject, nor practically to accept, his conclusions.