gossip


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Gossip Tourangeau obeyed, and read this inscription engraved above his head: "Medicine is the daughter of dreams.--JAMBLIQUE."
He bent down to the ear of Gossip Tourangeau, and said to him, softly enough not to be heard by the archdeacon: "I warned you that he was mad.
"Well," said the curate, "that and the second, third, and fourth parts all stand in need of a little rhubarb to purge their excess of bile, and they must be cleared of all that stuff about the Castle of Fame and other greater affectations, to which end let them be allowed the over-seas term, and, according as they mend, so shall mercy or justice be meted out to them; and in the mean time, gossip, do you keep them in your house and let no one read them."
Hand it over, gossip, for in it I reckon I have found a treasury of enjoyment and a mine of recreation.
I don't want you to marry me simply because by so doing a stop is put to the beach gossip, nor do I want you to marry me out of some foolish romantic notion.
Did you see her, Doctor?' By this time, Doctor Wybrow had remembered his patients, and had heard enough of the club gossip. He followed the example of Baron Rivar, and walked off.
Avonlea gossip buzzed over the fact, which had leaked out, nobody knew how.
"And mere gossip," he thought contemptuously, "stands in my way!"
If he had been less absorbed in his own interests, he might have remembered that mere gossip is not always to be despised.
The shell-fish call us `The Ocean Gossips.' No--tell the little boy we are sorry we do not know where his uncle is; but we are quite certain he hasn't been drowned in the sea."
What think ye, gossips? If the hussy stood up for judgment before us five, that are now here in a knot together, would she come off with such a sentence as the worshipful magistrates have awarded?
That is the hardest word yet Hush now, gossips for the lock is turning in the prison-door, and here comes Mistress Prynne herself.