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There was a good deal of rustling and whispering behind the curtain, a trifle of lamp smoke, and an occasional giggle from Amy, who was apt to get hysterical in the excitement of the moment.
You have been compelled to cultivate your reflective faculties for want of occasions for frittering your life away in silly trifles.
These are trifles to dwell on; and I am almost surprised at myself for not feeling ashamed to trouble you with them.
The disposition of everything in the rooms, from the largest object to the least; the arrangement of colours, the elegant variety and contrast obtained by thrift in trifles, by delicate hands, clear eyes, and good sense; were at once so pleasant in themselves, and so expressive of their originator, that, as Mr.
It was so precious to me that I look back on these trifles, now, with an aching heart.
I kept weeping about trifles, yet could not say why I was grieved.
It is true, they now and then filched a few trifles from their good friends, the Big Hearts, when their backs were turned; but then, they always treated them to their faces with the utmost deference and respect, and good-humoredly vied with the trappers in all kinds of feats of activity and mirthful sports.
But the heart of Marmaduke was too much softened to admit his cavilling at trifles, and, without regarding the confusion of the other, he replied:
They perplex their judgments by a most undue attention to little niceties of personal appearance, habits, disposition, and other trifles which concern nobody but the lady herself.
I wake and sigh, And sleep to dream till day Of truth that gold can never buy - Of the trifles that it may.
She knows that people who piece together the beautiful trifles die early, because the labor is so confining, and so exhausting to hand and brain, and so she has decreed that all these people who reach the age of sixty shall have a pension after that
Perhaps my sad life, far away from home and friends, makes me sensitive to trifles.