hundred-guinea love

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  • As the humble seven-and-sixpenny "Waterbury" requires its springs and levers equally with the hundred-guinea "repeater," so the twenty minutes 'sermon, to be effective, must have a fixed plan and definite sequence as well as the more ambitious effort.

    The Young Priest's Keepsake

  • He jerked his head erect to meet his judges 'eyes, but the judges in their panoply of blue and gold were veiled in a mist which obscured the whole cabin, so that nothing was visible to Hornblower's eyes save for one little space in the centre — the cleared area in the middle of the table before the President's seat, where lay his sword, the hundred-guinea sword presented by the Patriotic Fund.

    Flying Colours

  • Somebody was buckling the hundred-guinea sword to his waist; someone else was patting his shoulder.

    Flying Colours

  • "Thy father gave me this," he told him, producing a gold watch and chain of the hundred-guinea kind that nowadays are only found among the heirlooms.

    Rung Ho

  • St. Theresa, for instance, saw a clearer glory by such means, than your Sir Moses Montefiore through his hundred-guinea telescope.

    The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett

  • If I could eat a hundred-guinea dinner myself every night, and enjoy it four hundred times as much as I used to enjoy a five-shilling dinner, there would be some sense in it.

    Second Thoughts of an Idle Fellow

  • The verger looked at the watch too; it was a hundred-guinea chronometer,

    Henry Dunbar A Novel

  • This was enough for her, as it is enough for the lady that she is going to be put into a hundred-guinea ball gown.

    Bimbi

  • I'll give you a hundred-guinea brooch; — I will, indeed.

    The Eustace Diamonds

  • The Royal Agricultural Society offered last year a hundred-guinea prize for the best managed farm in the central districts of England.

    Decade Speech: On The Progress Of Education And Industrial Avocations For Women

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