"I should say that a walking suit
in which one could not walk, and a winter suit
which exposes the throat, head, and feet to cold and damp, was rather a failure, Clara, especially as it has no beauty to reconcile one to its utter unfitness," said Dr.
The rogues sat up the whole of the night before the day on which the procession was to take place, and had sixteen lights burning, so that everyone might see how anxious they were to finish the Emperor's new suit
. They pretended to roll the cloth off the looms; cut the air with their scissors; and sewed with needles without any thread in them.
I can prepare for and put up with a regularly bad day, but these ha'porth-of-all-sorts kind of days do not suit
Meg admired the tragedy, so Jo piled up the agony to suit
her, while Amy objected to the fun, and, with the best intentions in life, Jo quenched the spritly scenes which relieved the somber character of the story.
"Is that any good reason why he should poke her new suit
into the kitchen stove?
"It would be a little tight for your neck; something to lie down and hang would suit
you better," she said, with some satisfaction.
Well, then, I resolved, as at any time I might be invited to court to spend a week, I resolved to have always seven suits
ready for the occasion."
They presented Don Quixote with a hunting suit
, and Sancho with another of the finest green cloth; but Don Quixote declined to put his on, saying that he must soon return to the hard pursuit of arms, and could not carry wardrobes or stores with him.
"I suppose you mean that I am to do my work for my wages; not to expect favour from you, and not to depend on you for any help but what I earn; that suits
me exactly, and on these terms I will consent to be your clerk."
'It's a deal too good to be married in, master,' rejoined Peg, after a short inspection of the suit
. 'Haven't you got anything worse than this?'
He could not refuse to see that the costs of this protracted suit
would take more than he possessed to pay them; but he appeared to himself to be full of expedients by which he could ward off any results but such as were tolerable, and could avoid the appearance of breaking down in the world.
Here he held Martin off at arm's length and ran his beaming eyes over Martin's second-best suit
, which was also his worst suit
, and which was ragged and past repair, though the trousers showed the careful crease he had put in with Maria's flat-irons.