"My children," said the Oldest
and Wisest Ape in All the World, when he had heard the Deputation, "you did right in ridding yourselves of tyranny, but your tribe is not sufficiently advanced to dispense with the forms of monarchy.
Taliesin is interesting because in a book called The Mabinogion, which is a translation of some of the oldest
Welsh stories, we have the tale of his wonderful birth and life.
Cramped in all kinds of dun cupboards and hutches at Tellson's, the oldest
of men carried on the business gravely.
Reflects a certain 'Mortimer', another of Veneering's oldest
friends; who never was in the house before, and appears not to want to come again, who sits disconsolate on Mrs Veneering's left, and who was inveigled by Lady Tippins (a friend of his boyhood) to come to these people's and talk, and who won't talk.
The admiral desires me to remind you that he is your oldest
friend living, and that his house is at your wife's disposal, as it has always been at yours.
"I should ha' thought the biggest tenant had the best right, more nor th' oldest
," said Luke Britton, who was not fond of the critical Mr.
Rebecca never stopped long to think, more 's the pity, so she put on her oldest
dress and hat and jacket, then wrapped her nightdress, comb, and toothbrush in a bundle and dropped it softly out of the window.
And generally the oldest
of the able seamen in a ship's crew does get it.
And the Chief Chimpanzee turned to the Oldest
Orangoutang and said, "Cousin, surely these Men be strange creatures!
He is not the Emelia whom you know, but a man who, like myself, is a privy councillor, as well as represents, with myself, the senior and oldest
official in our department.
At this time, however, it happened to be the fashion for ladies to adorn their drawing-rooms with the oldest
and oddest chairs that could be found.
For years the Owls lived undisturbed on the property which they had acquired by the oldest
of all existing rights--the right of taking.