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The men, in particular, seldom failed to recognize in their hostess the rarest virtue that a single lady can possess--the virtue of putting wine on the table which may be gratefully remembered by her guests the next morning.
In every class of society, gratitude is the rarest of all human virtues.
In each seed was set a sparkling carolite, which is considered the rarest and most beautiful gem that exists.
and wreak its divine thirst upon the immortal parts of the rarest and
Modesty and a humble mind," said she, "are the very first and rarest gifts in page or squire.
Those who have followed a dim, winding, balsamic path to the unexpected hollow where a wood-spring lies have found the rarest secret the forest can reveal.
I never knew Matthew very well; he was so shy we boys couldn't get acquainted with him--but I quite agree with you that Captain Jim is one of the rarest and finest souls God ever clothed in clay.
There was nothing very inviting in the object, but Mr Nickleby was wrapt in a brown study, and sat contemplating it with far greater attention than, in a more conscious mood, he would have deigned to bestow upon the rarest exotic.
I cannot here enter on the copious details which I have collected on this curious subject; but to show how singular the laws are which determine the reproduction of animals under confinement, I may just mention that carnivorous animals, even from the tropics, breed in this country pretty freely under confinement, with the exception of the plantigrades or bear family; whereas, carnivorous birds, with the rarest exceptions, hardly ever lay fertile eggs.
The Last Unicorn: A Search for One of Earth's Rarest Creatures
ONE of the rarest piglets in the world has been born at Chester Zoo.
Synopsis: The manager of Books on Benefit has died under mysterious circumstances, and one of the rarest books in the world is missing--if it ever existed at all.