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They don't attend the feasts themselves, and call them disreputable; whereupon the steadiest of the poor leave them also, and they become what they are called.
That's the fair, true sketch, as far as it goes, of one of the larger village feasts in the Vale of Berks, when I was a little boy.
But we shall set you down to a feast we hope you will enjoy.
Take you his bridle and let us do honor to the guest who has come to feast with us.
Ah, a feast," said Cornelius, in the sad tone of indifference of a man to whom no joy remains in this world.
For this day the Sheriff hath asked all the Butcher Guild to feast with him at the Guild Hall.
140: For at the marriage of Peleus and Thetis, the gods gathered together on Pelion to feast and brought Peleus gifts.
What the little fish had foretold soon came to pass; and the queen had a little girl, so very beautiful that the king could not cease looking on it for joy, and said he would hold a great feast and make merry, and show the child to all the land.
Then Cathbad the Druid, who was also at the feast, became exceeding sad.
Afterward they sat down to a splendid feast, and Ozma put Dorothy at her right and Billina at her left, where the hen sat upon a golden roost and ate from a jeweled platter.
Joyous in fight and feast, no sulker, no John o' Dreams, ready for the hardest task as for the feast, healthy and hale.
Now listen: my counsel is that we declare a feast of women to be held at the new moon in a secret place far away.