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I don't know how I can manage that, Mother; it will hardly do for me to patronize a Methodist preacher, even if she would consent to be patronized by an idle shepherd, as Will Maskery calls me.
But I was all on edge from teaching one of my awful pupils, and when he started to patronize you--'
He seems to be able to sell his pictures, so I suppose they must be good; but nothing could give him the right to patronize you as he does.
No chance now of getting my amiable sister to patronize struggling genius.
Reflects charming old Lady Tippins on Veneering's right; with an immense obtuse drab oblong face, like a face in a tablespoon, and a dyed Long Walk up the top of her head, as a convenient public approach to the bunch of false hair behind, pleased to patronize Mrs Veneering opposite, who is pleased to be patronized.
Khalid bin Abdullah patronizes Arab Political Media Forum launched today in association with BIPD .
Al-Babtain, in remarks to Kuwait News Agency in an exclusive interview, said he was pleased that the Arabic poetry is being recognized, as well as its worldwide importance, that is after a huge ceremony held Saturday and Sunday, at the Italian city of Verona where he was awarded the most distinctive medal of the city which patronizes arts and music.