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Then indeed, would he be very rich, for all the villages would pay tribute to him and he could even have as many as a dozen wives.
The other replied that all his antagonist said was true, and that he did not choose to give him more than four reals because he very often gave him money; and that those who expected presents ought to be civil and take what is given them with a cheerful countenance, and not make any claim against winners unless they know them for certain to be sharpers and their winnings to be unfairly won; and that there could be no better proof that he himself was an honest man than his having refused to give anything; for sharpers always pay tribute to lookers-on who know them.
It is a great honour to pay tribute to Cecil Knox; we owe an immense debt of gratitude to him and others who fought for our freedom and it's wonderful to have a permanent reminder in Riversley Park," the borough's first citizen said.
To connect the past with the present and pay tribute to the legendary singers and musicians, the Lahore Arts Council (LAC) will hold a series of music evenings.
She said the PPP would hold ceremonies throughout the month of January to pay tribute to ZAB.
National Anthem and songs were played and game show was organised in the programme to pay tribute to the founder of Pakistan, Mohammad Ali Jinnah.
To mark the day, several programmes including seminars, conferences and sports events have been arranged in cities and towns to pay tribute to the great leader and highlight his life and leadership.
KARACHI -- Pakistan People's Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, his sisters Aseefa Bhutto Zardari and Bakhtawar Bhutto Zardari on Wednesday visited Yadgar-i-Shuhuda to pay tribute to the PPP loyalists who sacrificed their lives in order to save their leader Benazir Bhutto targeted in twin attacks near Karsaz on her return to the country in 2007 after ending self impose exile of eight years.
SUNDERLAND will pay tribute to brave mascot Bradley Lowery with a minute's applause ahead of their opening game of the season.
The UN General Assembly designated 29 May as the International Day of UN Peacekeepers in February 2003 in order to pay tribute to the professionalism, dedication and courage of all the men and women serving in UN peacekeeping operations, and honour the memory of those who have lost their lives in the cause of peace.
He began by paying tribute to two Armed Forces officers who died when their helicopter crashed in Kabul, Afghanistan, but the PM went on to say: "I also wish to pay tribute to PC David Phillips, who was killed in the line of duty last week.
He said: "I'd like to thank and pay tribute to my wife Rebecca and my family, including my mother and father, for their sacrifices, their encouragement and their advice.