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Examples of Close-fisted
The exploit shall be done with as little effusion of blood as may be.
Therefore, my beloved son, as soon as thou canst, upon sight of these letters, repair hither with all diligence, to succour not me so much, which nevertheless by natural piety thou oughtest to do, as thine own people, which by reason thou mayest save and preserve.
A very impulsive woman, and yet, as you may say, a very keen and clever one in many respects.
You'd think that was absurd, and yet you'll hardly find a man, even among the upper educated people, who haven't got his little weak spots like that, and don't do some things that he knows be silly, even while he's doing 'em.
Rose, the elder, is twelve years old; she is like her father-the most like him of the whole group-but it is a granite head copied in ivory; all is softened in colour and line.
The two next are girls, Rose and Jessy; they are both now at their father's knee; they seldom go near their mother, except when obliged to do so.