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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.
LIAM SMITH claims he would not deserve to be a world champion if he ducked Saul "Canelo" Alvarez.
Leonor Leni Robredo believes that former president Ferdinand Marcos does not deserve a hero's burial at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.
MANCHESTER UNITED did not deserve to beat Liverpool last Sunday.
GEORGE Friend believes Boro deserve promotion and will beat Norwich if they play to their full potential at Wembley.
We didn't deserve to lose, we had a lot of chances and we deserved to win the game and championship.