slender means


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Consumption had marked her for its victim, and the constant efforts of husband and mother were to secure for her all the comfort and happiness their slender means permitted.
In this little lonesome dwelling, with some slender means that she possessed, and by the licence of the magistrates, who still kept an inquisitorial watch over her, Hester established herself, with her infant child.
If you look so distressed to see me, you will add to the pain I feel already, at being compelled, for one night, to cast myself upon your slender means for aid and shelter.
This was the case most nearly assimilated to the situation in which Ellen now found herself; and, with flushing cheeks and kindling eyes, the girl began to consider, and to prepare her slender means of defence.
I determined to go into business at once, and not wait to acquire the usual capital, using such slender means as I had already got.
Four more books will be released on 1 February 2018: The Bachelors, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, The Girls of Slender Means and The Mandelbaum Gate.
In 1968, she was the voice of the spiders in the BBC's radio adaptation of The Hobbit and in 1975 she was the narrator of BBC TV's Girls of Slender Means.
In 1968 she was the voice of the spiders in the BBC's radio adaptation of The Hobbit and in 1975 she was the narrator of BBC TV's Girls of Slender Means.
Still, I am grateful for the blessings I do enjoy; for, though poor, with slender means of support, I have learned to lay up my treasures in Heaven, and I look joyfully and hopefully forward to the glorious time when the mute tongue shall burst forth in strains of love and praise to its Creator, in a world of peace and joy, where the lame can walk, the blind see, the deaf hear, and the dumb shall speak.
In slim masterpieces such The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1961) and The Girls of Slender Means (1963), Spark (1918-2006)--an award-winning Scottish writer considered, along with Evelyn Waugh and Graham Greene, one of the finest British novelists of the mid-20th century--in-vented playful, disturbing worlds that challenged readers' perceptions about life and its narration.
Additional material has been contributed by Ripponden-based musician and voice teacher Chris Coe and national renowned playwright Judith Adams, whose latest work, Girls of Slender Means, was one of the main attractions at this year's Edinburgh Festival.