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At the end of that time his generous benefactor died without heirs, so all his possessions went to the prince.
John, a man of generous disposition, as was shown by his extreme liberality to his brother, the famous John Andrea Doria; and what made his death the more sad was that he was slain by some Arabs to whom, seeing that the fort was now lost, he entrusted himself, and who offered to conduct him in the disguise of a Moor to Tabarca, a small fort or station on the coast held by the Genoese employed in the coral fishery.
You are a generous man, Albert, but perhaps you may be blinded by pride or resentment; if you refuse me, if you ask another for what I have a right to offer you, I will say it is ungenerous of you to refuse the life of your mother at the hands of a man whose father was allowed by your father to die in all the horrors of poverty and despair.
Weston, on your generosity I depend for secrecy--be as generous as myself.
Long anger, the sense of his uncontrolled power, spoils the frank and generous nature of the West Wind.
The prudent Monk -- others would say the generous Monk -- had commuted the donation into a sale, and acknowledged the receipt of the sum of fifteen thousand crowns as the price of the property ceded.
Towns of the Free and Generous Spirits- Happy Hunting Grounds.
He was generous, and the needy, laughing at him because he believed so naively their stories of distress, borrowed from him with effrontery.
An unfortunate circumstance for you," said the king, in a less generous tone of voice.
Besides the gift of these buildings, they have made other generous donations to the school.
He had great moments, beautiful and noble thoughts, generous aspirations, and a heart wide and warm enough for the whole race, but he had no bounds, no shape; he was as liberal as the casing air, but he was often as vague and intangible.
Rich and generous as he knew his mistress to be, her proposal to pay the whole subscription took the steward by surprise.