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BEG

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If you would give him to me for a hand on my station, he might do to clean out the folds, or bring a bit of sweet feed to the kids, and he could fatten his thighs as much as he pleased on whey; but he has taken to bad ways and will not go about any kind of work; he will do nothing but beg victuals all the town over, to feed his insatiable belly.
Telemachus took a whole loaf from the bread-basket, with as much meat as he could hold in his two hands, and said to Eumaeus, "Take this to the stranger, and tell him to go the round of the suitors, and beg from them; a beggar must not be shamefaced."
At evening, they would leap down from the pines, and beg with their hands for things to eat, and then swing off in graceful curves.
'I beg. I remember now it is long since I have eaten or drunk.
'Those who beg in silence starve in silence,' said Kim, quoting a native proverb.
"I tole you dat de next time I give you a chance you'd git down on yo' knees en beg for it."
Then they all crowded round her once more, while the Dodo solemnly presented the thimble, saying `We beg your acceptance of this elegant thimble'; and, when it had finished this short speech, they all cheered.
`I beg your pardon,' said Alice very humbly: `you had got to the fifth bend, I think?'
When his Highness receives me, I shall beg him, as a last favour, to let you sleep in our chamber, so that I may have your company during the last night I am alive.
Before I proceed farther, I shall beg leave to obviate some misconstructions into which the zeal of some few readers may lead them; for I would not willingly give offence to any, especially to men who are warm in the cause of virtue or religion.
"I'm a regular bear, and I beg your pardon for being so cross, Rosy," he said in the old frank way that was so winning.
Franklin Blake; and, in sending him the fifth chapter of her humble narrative, begs to say that she feels quite unequal to enlarge as she could wish on an event so awful, under the circumstances, as Lady Verinder's death.