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"Senor Florismarte here?" said the curate; "then by my faith he must take up his quarters in the yard, in spite of his marvellous birth and visionary adventures, for the stiffness and dryness of his style deserve nothing else; into the yard with him and the other, mistress housekeeper."
"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."
A woman must have a thorough knowledge of music, singing, drawing, dancing, and the modern languages, to deserve the word; and besides all this, she must possess a certain something in her air and manner of walking, the tone of her voice, her address and expressions, or the word will be but half-deserved."
Did he not deserve what was said of him on the whole?
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.
He didn't deserve your poor father's interest in him -- and he got it.
"But in modern celebrity culture who deserves such a high honour is subject to a lot more debate."
"A lot of people would say 97 points deserves the Premier League but it didn't because Manchester City got 98.
Echesa deserves justice, like anyone else, and therefore if there is any suspicion of wrongdoing, he should not be humiliated.
House representative deserves re-election (51%) as they are to say most members of Congress do (26%).
Ferdinand Bongbong Marcos Jr., deserves to be buried along with other Filipino heroes at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.