And I have lost my life over it, but another may succeed, and become the richest
man in the world--the richest
man in the world.
They brought her back to her unhappy father, and questioned her as to her misfortune, and she confessed without pressure that Vicente de la Roca had deceived her, and under promise of marrying her had induced her to leave her father's house, as he meant to take her to the richest
and most delightful city in the whole world, which was Naples; and that she, ill-advised and deluded, had believed him, and robbed her father, and handed over all to him the night she disappeared; and that he had carried her away to a rugged mountain and shut her up in the eave where they had found her.
Browning has given us the key, and those volumes a delightful gift to our age-record of so much that is richest
in the world of things, and men, and their works--all so much the richer by the great intellect, the great imagination, which has made the record, transmuted them into imperishable things of art:--
Perhaps, after all, it is I who am the richest
man in all the world.
In this richest
of diggings it cost out by their feverish, unthinking methods another dollar was left hopelessly in the earth.
Still am I the richest
and most to be envied--I, the lonesomest one
During the time she was passing through the center of the town, and treading beneath her delicate feet the richest
carpets and the gayest flowers, which had been strewn upon the ground, De Guiche and Raoul, escaping from their English friends, hurried through the town and hastened rapidly towards the place intended for the residence of Madame.
They are as transparent as plate glass, and their coloring would shame the richest
sky that ever bent over Italy.
and glossiest of curtains and tapestries draped the walls, looped back here and there to expose some richly-mounted painting or Oriental vase.
The Malay Archipelago is one of the richest
regions of the whole world in organic beings; yet if all the species were to be collected which have ever lived there, how imperfectly would they represent the natural history of the world!
The usual hurried, feverish toil in the claim was suspended; the pick and shovel were left sticking in the richest
"pay gravel;" the toiling millionaires themselves, ragged, dirty, and perspiring, lay panting under the nearest shade, where the pipes went out listlessly, and conversation sank to monosyllables.
So Pearl -- the elf child -- the demon offspring, as some people up to that epoch persisted in considering her -- became the richest
heiress of her day in the New World.