“You can disguise a baby in rags and walnut juice, but there isn't any disguise dark enough to conceal a perambulator's person.”
“On the evening before the production," I wrote, "Mr. Yeats gave a little address on the play, Maeve, in which he said there is a wonderful literary invention, that of Peg Inerny, the old woman in rags in the daytime, but living another and second life, a queen in the ideal world, a symbol of Ireland.”
“They were of every kind of distorted shape and unlikely size and Elric was reminded a little of the beggar populace of Nadsokor, for these, too, were dressed in rags and bore the evidence of self-mutilation, as well as disease, wounding and ordinary neglect.”
“Ever) 'couple of miles there was a cluster of shacks with walls that seemed to be constructed from flattened-out soft drink cans, fronted by children in rags standing beside the road with their hands out.”
“The fever continues: a “poverty party” is given by Madame De Stael, where men dress in rags and women wear tattered gowns that ill conceal their charms.”
“Each stump was wrapped in rags held by leather bands laced tightly to his forearms.”
“In the alley behind the coopery the woman in rags who had seen them near the produce table caught her breath.”
“After five years my eldest sister returned to me in beggar’s gear with her clothes in rags and tatters302 and a dirty old mantilla; 303 and truly she was in the foulest and sorriest plight.”
“Clad in rags and armed with sticks and knives they marched on Paris, liberated the prisoners in the Châtelet, and defied the king, who merely intrenched himself in the palace of the Cité and in the Louvre.”
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