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It would be well for us to beware, that we may not act in a similar manner, for we can never know if we may not, in the course of time, also come into the rag chest, and be made into white paper, and then have our whole life's history printed on it, even the most secret, and be obliged to run about and tell it ourselves, just like this collar.
In all unhandy places there were buckets, brooms, rags and bottles.
There sat Little John eating away for dear life, while the fat steward was rolled under the table like a bundle of rags.
The eldest of the latter--a boy--is as frail as his father, while the mother--a woman who, formerly, must have been good looking, and still has a striking aspect in spite of her pallor--goes about in the sorriest of rags.
To leave family, home, and all the cares of worldly welfare, in order without clinging to anything to wander in hempen rags from place to place under an assumed name, doing no one any harm but praying for all- for those who drive one away as well as for those who protect one: higher than that life and truth there is no life or truth
In imagination she already pictured herself by Theodosia's side, dressed in coarse rags, walking with a staff, a wallet on her back, along the dusty road, directing her wanderings from one saint's shrine to another, free from envy, earthly love, or desire, and reaching at last the place where there is no more sorrow or sighing, but eternal joy and bliss.
Molly had no sooner apparelled herself in her accustomed rags, than her sisters began to fall violently upon her, particularly her eldest sister, who told her she was well enough served.
I warrant she fancies she did a mighty matter, when she sent us that old gownd; some of my family would not have picked up such rags in the street; but poor people are always trampled upon.
I lived my young life in Vauxhall, Birmingham, and I remember the rag and bone man very well.
RAG raised nearly pounds 1,000 for cancer research with a similar event last year and this year members were looking to collect even more.
Jazz 'n Rags at Your Fingertips, Books 14; Folk Songs 'n Favorites at Your Fingertips, Books 1-4, edited by Janet Vogt.
Put damp rags on the tops of radios to keep them cool.