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Franklin Blake presents his compliments to Miss Clack, and begs to thank her for the fifth chapter of her narrative.
Miss Clack begs to acknowledge the return of her Extracts.
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.
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.
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.
Those who beg in silence starve in silence,' said Kim, quoting a native proverb.
When you git another one, you'll git down on yo' knees en beg for it
I beg your pardon,' said Alice very humbly: `you had got to the fifth bend, I think?
Do not think," he went on, "that I tell you this to beg for your sympathy.
He was ashamed to beg, because his father had always preached to him that begging should be done only by the sick or the old.
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.