Beggar


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BEGGAR. One who obtains his livelihood by asking alms. The laws of several of the states punish begging as an offence.

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Then up rose Robin and took his stout staff in his hand, likewise, and slipped ten golden angels into his pouch; for no beggar's garb was among the stores of the band, so he was fain to run his chance of meeting a beggar and buying his clothes of him.
But they received me not," said the voluntary beggar, "thou knowest it, forsooth.
Telemachus took a whole loaf from the bread-basket, with as much meat as he could hold in his two hands, and said to Eumaeus, "Take this to the stranger, and tell him to go the round of the suitors, and beg from them; a beggar must not be shamefaced.
Four or five of them obeyed at once, two remaining on the road with the formidable beggar.
Thou art a casteless Hindu - a bold and unblushing beggar, attached, belike, to the Holy One for the sake of gain.
Let us go and see your beggar, sir, and if he is such as you describe him, you are right -- it will be you who have discovered the true treasure.
I approached the beggar in question, and handed him the coin.
And she led him out of the room, unnoticed by the rest of the party, who were wholly absorbed in watching the old Beggar.
So the grand-vizir went back to the bridge; gave the blind beggar first a piece of money and then a blow, delivered the Caliph's message, and rejoined his master.
Martin, stopping as you ride gallantly through the world to share your cloak with the beggar.
Maybe you think I'm goin' ter stand 'round an' hear a whole LOT o' women call me a beggar, instead of jest ONE
While I thought you were making your fortune (as you said you were) you were making yourself a beggar, eh?