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"These must be, not chivalry, but poetry," said the curate; and opening one he saw it was the "Diana" of Jorge de Montemayor, and, supposing all the others to be of the same sort, "these," he said, "do not deserve to be burned like the others, for they neither do nor can do the mischief the books of chivalry have done, being books of entertainment that can hurt no one."
Nevertheless, I say he who wrote it, for deliberately composing such fooleries, deserves to be sent to the galleys for life.
The word is applied to many a woman who deserves it no otherwise than by netting a purse or covering a screen.
Poyser has been expressing on your behalf and on his own, and it will always be my heartiest wish to deserve them.
It 'ud be nonsense for me to be saying, I don't at all deserve th' opinion you have of me; that 'ud be poor thanks to you, to say that you've known me all these years and yet haven't sense enough to find out a great deal o' the truth about me.
And I am happy to tell you that it is my grandfather's wish too, and it is now settled that Adam shall manage the woods--a change which I am sure will be very much for the advantage of the estate; and I hope you will by and by join me in drinking his health, and in wishing him all the prosperity in life that he deserves. But there is a still older friend of mine than Adam Bede present, and I need not tell you that it is Mr.
The world, I am afraid, regards not this monster with half the abhorrence which he deserves; and I am more afraid to assign the reason of this criminal lenity shown towards him; yet it is certain that the thief looks innocent in the comparison; nay, the murderer himself can seldom stand in competition with his guilt: for slander is a more cruel weapon than a sword, as the wounds which the former gives are always incurable.
In a Gallup and Gilani Pakistan National Survey conducted in the year 1998, i.e., 19 years ago, respondents were asked, "Overall do you think that life is treating you fairly or do you deserve better than this?" In response to this question, 36% said life is fair to them, 50% said they deserve a better life and 14% did not know.
Summary: London [UK], July 15 (ANI): England wicket-keeper batsman Jos Buttler said New Zealand did not deserve to lose the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup final at Lord's on Sunday night.
BY STIAN ALEXANDER ALMOST a quarter of Britons reckon Bono doesn't deserve his knighthood and should be stripped of the gong.
Despite claiming a record 97 points in finishing Premier League runners-up and coming back from the dead against Barcelona, the Scot insists they will only deserve something from their season if they manage to see off Tottenham.
He, however, called on the Federal Government, schools and the public to appreciate authors and accord them the respect they deserve.