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  • And, youngster, do you think Matthew Foxley, who has been one of the quorum for these twenty years, is to be come over with such trash as would hardly cheat an apple-woman?


  • What book so delighted him, and blinded him to all the rest of the world, so that he did not care to see the apple-woman with her fruit, or (more tempting still to sons of Eve) the pretty girls with their apple cheeks, who laughed and prattled round the fountain!

    Roundabout Papers

  • A few minutes after George arrived, Theo would come downstairs with a fluttering heart, may be, and a sweet nosegay in her cheeks, just culled, as it were, fresh in his honour; and I suppose she must have been constantly at that window which commanded the street, and whence she could espy his generosity to the sweep, or his purchases from the apple-woman.

    The Virginians

  • Pinkerton, to whom he had been presented by his mamma, and actually proposed something like marriage in an intercepted note, which the one-eyed apple-woman was charged to deliver.

    Vanity Fair

  • I went deep into the booth, and the apple-woman, bringing her chair round, almost confronted me.


  • The apple-woman shook more violently than before, bent herself down, and drew her cloak more closely about her than before.


  • Then he was taken in hand by two constables and pushed back through the doorway — to the great detriment of the apple-woman who sat there in those days.

    Lady Anna

  • I mentioned London Bridge and the old apple-woman.


  • Bridge, by the stall of the old apple-woman, with the cap and cloak; but, instead of these, he now wore a hat and greatcoat.


  • I commenced reading the book, and was soon engrossed by it; hours passed away, once or twice I lifted up my eyes, the apple-woman was still confronting me: at last my eyes began to ache, whereupon I returned the book to the apple-woman, and, giving her another tanner, walked away.



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