In agreeable contrast, his brother, Maryland Joe, was attired in a thin fawn- colored summer overcoat, lightly worn open, so as to show the unstarched bosom of a white embroidered shirt
, and a pair of nankeen trousers and pumps.
The girls wear ready-made dresses or shirt
waists, and some of them look quite pretty.
S'pose he CAN'T write -- he can make marks on the shirt
, can't he, if we make him a pen out of an old pewter spoon or a piece of an old iron barrel- hoop?
She gathered up her baby once more; but when her eye fell upon its miserably short little gray tow-linen shirt
and noted the contrast between its pauper shabbiness and her own volcanic eruption of infernal splendors, her mother-heart was touched, and she was ashamed.
The old lady reached out her hand and felt Tom's shirt
, and said:
Indeed, I foresaw pretty clearly that my jacket would go next, and that I should have to make the best of my way to Dover in a shirt
and a pair of trousers, and might deem myself lucky if I got there even in that trim.
Then she threw over each one a little shirt
, which when it had touched their bodies changed them into swans, and they flew away over the forest.
And you too, old man, for a shirt
and a cloak would doubtless make up a very pretty story.
The conversation to which I allude, occurred between me and a very respectable looking shirt
, that I happened to be hanging next to on a line, a few days after my arrival; the colonel having judged it prudent to get me washed and properly ironed, before he carried me into the "market.
Dressed in shore-togs, a white starched shirt
, black jacket, and round hat, as I took him once to see Dona Rita, he was extremely presentable.
I was very cold when I got back into the boat, and, in my hurry to get my shirt
on, I accidentally jerked it into the water.
I can scarcely imagine any torture, except, perhaps, the pulling of a tooth, that is equal to that caused by putting on a new flax shirt
for the first time.