And if the worst comes to the worst, there is always that story of my First Love wherewith
to fill the time.
In the circus of to-day the melancholy ghost of the court fool effects the dejection of humbler audiences with the same jests wherewith
in life he gloomed the marble hall, panged the patrician sense of humor and tapped the tank of royal tears.
Meantime the master looked to see what the table was properly laid, and took the great knife, wherewith
he was going to carve the chickens, and sharpened it on the steps.
The people wherewith
you plant ought to be gardeners, ploughmen, laborers, smiths, carpenters, joiners, fishermen, fowlers, with some few apothecaries, surgeons, cooks, and bakers.
"At least," he said to himself, "I shall there have a firebrand of joy wherewith
to warm myself, and I can sup on some crumbs of the three great armorial bearings of royal sugar which have been erected on the public refreshment-stall of the city.
He believeth always in that wherewith
he maketh believe most strongly--in HIMSELF!
Therefore, in hopes to defray some of the charges he must be at, he bought a sloop, loaded it with several sorts of goods, wherewith
the Tonquinese usually trade to the neighbouring islands, and putting fourteen men on board, whereof three were of the country, he appointed me master of the sloop, and gave me power to traffic, while he transacted his affairs at Tonquin.
Nor were their ornaments like those in use to-day, set off by Tyrian purple, and silk tortured in endless fashions, but the wreathed leaves of the green dock and ivy, wherewith
they went as bravely and becomingly decked as our Court dames with all the rare and far-fetched artifices that idle curiosity has taught them.
The northeast wind was keen and cutting; they had nothing wherewith
to make a fire, but a scanty growth of sage, or wormwood, and were fain to wrap themselves up in their blankets, and huddle themselves in their "nests," at an early hour.
Where, oh, where were all the gracious and graceful speeches wherewith
, in imagination, she had been wont to dismiss rejected suitors?
For I feel it, I feel it--infinite love is suffering too--yea, in the fulness of knowledge it suffers, it yearns, it mourns; and that is a blind self-seeking which wants to be freed from the sorrow wherewith
the whole creation groaneth and travaileth.
Once a begging friar came limping along in a brown habit, imploring in a most dolorous voice to give him a single groat to buy bread wherewith
to save himself from impending death.