One could never get in advance more than a guess as to this from a saloonkeeper--and then, when the time came he always came to you scratching his head and saying that he had guessed too low, but that he had done his best--your guests had gotten
so very drunk.
There was once a church choir that was not ill-bred, but I have for- gotten
where it was, now.
In the course of his Narrative, he relates two in- stances of murderous cruelty,--in one of which a planter deliberately shot a slave belonging to a neigh- boring plantation, who had unintentionally gotten
within his lordly domain in quest of fish; and in the other, an overseer blew out the brains of a slave who had fled to a stream of water to escape a bloody scourging.
l trow you might as well have told his favourite black boar of thy vigils and penance, and wouldst have gotten
as civil an answer.
The queen likewise ordered the thinnest silks that could be gotten
, to make me clothes, not much thicker than an English blanket, very cumbersome till I was accustomed to them.
Meaning that riches gotten
by good means, and just labor, pace slowly; but when they come by the death of others (as by the course of inheritance, testaments, and the like), they come tumbling upon a man.